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News Automotive Government General
May 28, 2020  

Ottawa contracts GM Canada to provide 10M face masks

Production to begin immediately at the Oshawa plant, to be distributed at cost.

News General
December 18, 2019  

End of an era as vehicle production comes to a close at GM Oshawa plant

GM announced in November last year that it would wind down production at the plant.

News Automotive Manufacturing General Production
October 30, 2019  

Unifor signs deals with firms affected by GM Oshawa plant closure

Agreements provide for improved severance packages for employees compared with the legislated minimum requirements.

News Automotive Government General
October 21, 2019  

GM workers called back to Oshawa plant after UAW reaches tentative deal

The company called the roughly 2,000 temporarily laid-off workers at Oshawa back Friday to restart production.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
February 27, 2019  

Labour board rules Unifor actions against GM were unlawful

Orders the union and its members to cease and desist from engaging in, authorizing or counselling unlawful strikes.

News General
February 7, 2019  

Sault Ste. Marie looking for workers to fill hundreds of jobs

Plan is to reach out to the GM employees in Oshawa who will be out of work, 250 positions at Algoma Steel.

News Automotive Manufacturing General Production
February 4, 2019  

GM moving ahead with salaried job cuts, says modest number in Canada

About 18,000 non-unionized workers across North American operations are eligible for the buyout package.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
January 29, 2019  

Unifor calls for boycott of Mexican GM vehicles in escalation of Oshawa fight

Some GM vehicles, including the Chevrolet Blazer, Trax and GMC Terrain are made only in Mexico.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
January 23, 2019  

Unifor’s Dias rules out boycott in campaign to save GM Oshawa

Ekos Research poll notes 45% of Canadians support an outright boycott.

News Automotive General
January 14, 2019  

Union president says Ford to fight for workers at GM plant slated for closure

Ontario’s premier will sit down with GM executives Tuesday for his first face-to-face meeting since the company announced the Oshawa plant closure in November.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
January 9, 2019  

Oshawa GM workers hold work stoppage over closure

Automaker rejects Unifor plan, going ahead with the shutdown.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing General
November 29, 2018  

Get tough with General Motors Trump style, union head urges Trudeau

Jerry Dias wants GM to reverse plans to cut more than 14,000 jobs, including 2,500 production workers in Oshawa, Ont.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
November 28, 2018  

Martinrea to shut Ajax parts plant when GM ends Oshawa production

Plant is entirely dependent on GM’s assembly line, 77 workers to be relocated.

Insight Automotive Manufacturing Economy General
November 28, 2018  

GM closures: Oshawa needs more than ‘thoughts and prayers’

The human cost of job loss is enormous, potentially leading to depression, failing marriages or health, even suicide.

News Automotive Manufacturing Economy General
November 28, 2018  

Canada’s auto industry at risk if GM closes Oshawa plant: Dias

Unifor leader calls on Trudeau to work with Trump to keep manufacturing jobs from shifting south.

News Automotive General
November 27, 2018  

GM in for ‘one hell of a fight’ over planned Oshawa plant closure: Union

Jerry Dias, national president of Unifor, said the union will fight against the planned move “tooth and nail.”

News Automotive Manufacturing General
November 27, 2018  

GM job cuts, closures not a symptom of Trump’s trade agenda: analysts

Automaker is betting on electric vehicles, mobility services and autonomous cars and trucks.

News Automotive Manufacturing Economy General
November 26, 2018  

GM to close Oshawa plant, affecting thousands of jobs: source

Part of a shift in the automaker’s global production, nothing to do with the USMCA trade agreement.

Feature Automotive Manufacturing General Sustainability
August 23, 2018  

Garbage to energy: GM to tap landfill gas for co-generation power

The automaker’s facilities in Oshawa are now 100% landfill free.

News General
February 28, 2018  

GM’s Oshawa facilities are 100% landfill free

All waste from daily operations is recycled, reused or converted to energy.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
February 22, 2018  

GM cutback in car production at Oshawa plant to be extended: report

Move comes amid a continuing slump in sales of passenger cars generally in North America.

News Automotive Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
September 21, 2016  

Unifor says concessions on pensions for new hires worth finalizing GM deal

Four-year deal includes wage increases, signing bonuses and lump sum payments.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
September 19, 2016  

Unifor still in talks with GM as contract expiration looms

A tentative agreement will set a pattern for deals with all three automakers.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
September 6, 2016  

Oshawa GM workers brace for ‘the fight of our lives’

No GM product scheduled past 2019; much on the line as labour contract negotiations get underway.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
July 25, 2016  

Unifor to demand new auto investment during bargaining

This round of bargaining is really about solidifying the footprint in Canada.

News Automotive Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
April 22, 2016  

GM stops production at Oshawa plant due to earthquakes in Japan

Shutdowns also include assembly plants in Tennessee, Ohio and Kansas.

News Automotive Manufacturing General Operations Production
June 25, 2015  

Canada’s auto industry driving towards increased profits

Production expected to grow by 2.5%; weaker loonie will increase profits to $2.3 billion this year.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
April 29, 2015  

GM to focus its connected car R&D in Oshawa

The Canadian Engineering Centre will be looking for engineers from across Canada.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
January 29, 2015  

Unifor says GM must decide now in Oshawa

Union says operations will be more competitive with decline of the dollar.

News Automotive Business Operations Operations
October 29, 2012  

CAW strikes at Wescast and Lear over job security and concessions

Union accuses parts makers of lack of commitment; and trying to force concessions
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News Automotive Business Operations Operations Technology
July 24, 2012  

GM Canada to make major R&D announcement in Oshawa today

Several hundred million dollars to be spent by 2016: watch for details.

News Automotive Business Operations Operations Production
June 15, 2011  

$99M automotive R&D centre opens for business

The $99-million state-of-the-art General Motors of Canada Automotive Centre of Excellence (ACE) in Oshawa, Ont. is now officially open for business.