Nemak made the decision to cease manufacturing operations at its plant in Windsor, Ont., by mid-2020.
First president of the union elected in 2013, when the CAW and other labour groups merged.
Facing a January 2020 deadline to shut down a treatment facility that sends effluent into the Boat Harbour lagoon.
Both point to transportation projects that could have secured work for the Thunder Bay plant.
Groups that aren’t political parties will need to register with Elections Canada if they spend more than $500 on political activities.
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
Orders the union and its members to cease and desist from engaging in, authorizing or counselling unlawful strikes.
The former Police frontman is currently starring in a Toronto musical.
Union digs in as it battles the automaker over its decision to close the Oshawa Assembly plant.
Some GM vehicles, including the Chevrolet Blazer, Trax and GMC Terrain are made only in Mexico.
Ekos Research poll notes 45% of Canadians support an outright boycott.
Automaker rejects Unifor plan, going ahead with the shutdown.
“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.
Alliance will lobby to “re-invest in public services,” and ask Ford to encourage employers to create “good stable jobs.”