The transition will cost $170 million and save 300 of the 2,600 union jobs.
“It’s about maintaining a footprint, and it’s about being in a position to build for the future.” — Dias
The former Police frontman is currently starring in a Toronto musical.
“GM today, by reconfirming their decision, has not only picked a fight frankly with Unifor, but they have picked a fight with all of Canada,” said Jerry Dias.
Ford said the fight ahead for the 2,500 autoworkers affected by the looming Oshawa plant closure will be to find new jobs.