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.
Automaker rejects Unifor plan, going ahead with the shutdown.
Jerry Dias wants GM to reverse plans to cut more than 14,000 jobs, including 2,500 production workers in Oshawa, Ont.
Plant is entirely dependent on GM’s assembly line, 77 workers to be relocated.
The human cost of job loss is enormous, potentially leading to depression, failing marriages or health, even suicide.
Unifor leader calls on Trudeau to work with Trump to keep manufacturing jobs from shifting south.
Jerry Dias, national president of Unifor, said the union will fight against the planned move “tooth and nail.”
Automaker is betting on electric vehicles, mobility services and autonomous cars and trucks.
Part of a shift in the automaker’s global production, nothing to do with the USMCA trade agreement.
The automaker’s facilities in Oshawa are now 100% landfill free.
All waste from daily operations is recycled, reused or converted to energy.
Move comes amid a continuing slump in sales of passenger cars generally in North America.
Four-year deal includes wage increases, signing bonuses and lump sum payments.
A tentative agreement will set a pattern for deals with all three automakers.
No GM product scheduled past 2019; much on the line as labour contract negotiations get underway.