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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.