Jerry Dias wants GM to reverse plans to cut more than 14,000 jobs, including 2,500 production workers in Oshawa, Ont.
Canada’s manufacturing sector lost 278,000 jobs between 2000 and 2007.
Ford said the fight ahead for the 2,500 autoworkers affected by the looming Oshawa plant closure will be to find new jobs.
Jerry Dias, national president of Unifor, said the union will fight against the planned move “tooth and nail.”
“The time has come for workers on both sides of the border to share in the auto industry’s recovery…”
Jerry Dias says the status of the dollar will likely play a determining factor in any future jobs creation.
“Action items include sustainable rules for wood harvesting that secure investments and jobs…”
Trade certification is no longer handled by the provincial government.
Canadian companies are using more temporary foreign workers and unpaid interns despite sitting on historically high cash reserves.
Unifor’s Jerry Dias says promises to crack down on abuses of the program don’t address its fundamental problems.
Union says workers have concerns regarding wages, pensions, contracts, and health and safety standards.
Automaker to go it alone and will be weighing future investment against competitive factors.
Jerry Dias says Hudak is promoting legislation that would gut Ontario labour laws.