GM to consider Oshawa plant options and respond by Jan. 7, union says
|globalnews.ca 20 Dec 2018 at 12:39|
Unifor President Jerry Dias said they laid out options for General Motors to keep the Oshawa plant open, including extending building of trucks being built in Oshawa due to what it brings in for GM s revenue.
WINDSOR, Ont. – Unifor president Jerry Dias says General Motors will consider options put forth by the union to keep the Oshawa assembly plant open and respond by Jan. 7.
Dias met with senior GM officials at their headquarters in Detroit to make the case that the Ontario plant should be kept open.
He says the company has options, including shifting production from Mexico to the Oshawa plant, which can produce both cars and trucks.
GM blindsided the union and the city of Oshawa when it announced in late November that it was winding down operations at the plant at a cost of close to 3,000 direct jobs.
Unifor has described the move as a betrayal, amplifying that message by launching a new advertising campaign on television, radio, online and in newspapers.