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Canadian Workers Ratify New Pact with GM

Longest strike in nearly two decades over.

by on Oct.16, 2017

The strike by Unifor workers at GM's plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, ended with a new four-year deal.

This story contains updated information.

Striking workers at the General Motors plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, have ratified a new four-year contract with the automaker, ending the longest walkout at a GM plant in nearly two decades.

Unifor Local 88 announced the results of the ratification vote Monday afternoon and said workers would begin returning to work begin immediately. The agreement was passed by 85.9% members and 78.7% of trades, the local said.

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“The ratification of a new four-year agreement between GM Canada and Unifor Local 88 at CAMI Assembly is welcome news for our company, employees and the community,” Steve Carlisle, president and managing director, General Motors Canada, in a statement. (more…)

GM Reaches Deal with Canadian Auto Workers

Uniform Local 88 holding ratification vote on Monday.

by on Oct.15, 2017

After four weeks on the picket lines, it appears Unifor employees have struck a deal with GM. (Photo credit: Arnie De Vaan)

Striking Canadian auto workers said late Friday they had reached a tentative deal to end a four-week-old walkout at a key GM assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ontario.

“The Master Bargaining Committee, along with our Unifor National Representatives, is pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been achieved,” Unifor Local 88 said on its website.

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“Details of the Tentative Agreement will not be released until the membership ratification meeting,” the Local said in its announcement, adding it would hold a ratification meeting and vote on Monday. (more…)

GM Tells Unifor Equinox Going to Mexico if Strike Doesn’t End

Company laying off workers at other facilities due to strike.

by on Oct.12, 2017

Unifor President Jerry Dias speaks to striking workers at GM's Ingersoll, Ontario, plant.

The ongoing talks between General Motors and Unifor-represented workers at the company’s plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, may be heading south — literally.

The workers at the plant, which produces the hot-selling Chevy Equinox, walked off the line more than four weeks ago and GM is beginning to feel the pinch. GM negotiators told Unifor they had a Plan B in place if the plant’s workers didn’t return to work.

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“GM just told us today that they are going to ramp up production in Mexico,” Unifor President Jerry Dias told Reuters. “They have declared war on Canada.” (more…)

GM Canada Strike Rolling into Third Week

Unifor officials say GM leaders failing to address concerns.

by on Oct.02, 2017

The strike by Unifor workers at GM's plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, is in its third week and shows no signs of ending. (Photo credit: Unifor Local 88)

The strike by workers at a General Motors assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, that has cut production of one of GM’s most popular vehicles is entering its third week with little signs of a settlement.

Last week, Unifor negotiators, including Unifor President Jerry Dias, traveled to GM Headquarters in Detroit to discuss the roadblocks preventing a new deal.

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“We met with the heads of North American Manufacturing and Finance. We expressed our concerns around our outstanding issues, such as Job Security, Economics and Contract Language,” the unit said on its website. (more…)

GM Laying Off More Employees Due to Ingersoll Strike

Company holding firm against union demands.

by on Sep.26, 2017

GM is going to be laying off employees at its plant in Flint, Michigan, as a result of the Ingersoll strike.

As the strike at a key assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, heads into its second week, General Motors expects to lay off workers at other plants within the company’s North American manufacturing system.

“We are making production adjustments at three of our propulsion operations due to a labor dispute in Canada,” a GM spokeswoman said.

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In addition to the engine plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee, a plant in Flint, Michigan, and a transmission plant in St. Catharines, Ontario, are planning some short-term layoffs, she said.  (more…)

GM Talks With Unifor Deadlocked Over New Product

Union holds rally against NAFTA.

by on Sep.22, 2017

With GM talks halted, Unifor President Jerry Dias held a rally against NAFTA in Ottawa.

With negotiations at General Motors’ former CAMI plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, at a standstill, Unifor is holding a rally in the Canadian capital of Ottawa today to sound off against the North American Free Trade Agreement.

The union wants the deal renegotiated because it says the deal has cost Canada’s auto sector jobs and investment during the past 25 years, and it is part of the reason the why the workers are on the picket line right now.

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The 3,000 workers at the Ingersoll plant went on strike early Monday when negotiators from GM and Unifor reached an impasse over the automaker’s future plans for the plant, which has just started building a new version of the popular Chevrolet Equinox. In August, GM idled 600 employees at the Ingersoll plant as it shifted production of the GMC Terrain to Mexico. (more…)

Labor Dispute Cripples Production of Hot-Selling Equinox

Supplies at creeping toward critical levels.

by on Sep.19, 2017

Unifor President Jerry Dias said it's time for GM to reward the workers in Ingersoll for working lean and putting out best-in-class quality products.

The strike at an assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, has crippled production of one of GM’s hottest vehicles as negotiators from company and Unifor, the union representing some 3,000 workers, appear to have made little progress towards resolution to the unfolding dispute.

Unifor President Jerry Dias had said before the walkout began that workers would strike unless GM earmarked another vehicle for the CAMI plant in Ingersoll to replace GMC Terrain, which the automaker shifted to Mexico earlier this year. So far, GM hasn’t indicated it was prepared to meet the union’s demand.

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The strike by Unifor has cut production of the Chevrolet Equinox, which jumped 84.5% in the U.S. and by 33% in Canada during August.  (more…)

General Motors Hit by Canadian Strike

Work stoppage crimps hot-selling Equinox production.

by on Sep.18, 2017

Unifor's Jerry Dias is leading a strike against General Motors at the CAMI plant in Ingersoll, Ontario.

More than 3,000 Canadian autoworkers employed by General Motors at its assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, set up picket lines around the factory after GM and negotiators from Unifor Local 88 failed to reach an agreement on a new labor contract.

The strike is a tough blow for the company as it shuts down production at a plant that builds one of GM’s most popular vehicles, the Chevrolet Equinox. GM is in the midst of ramping up production of Equinox for the 2018 model year and inventories of the new vehicle are in relatively short supply.

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Dan Bothwick, president of Unifor Local 88, posted a message on the Local’s website calling for the strike, only moments before the old contract expired at 11:59 p.m. Sunday. (more…)

GM Facing Strike Deadline in Canada

Talks with Ingersoll employees down to economic issues.

by on Sep.15, 2017

Unifor workers at GM's CAMI plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, still angry about losing 700 jobs, are ready to strike.

General Motors faces a strike deadline at a key Canadian plant that builds one of its newest and hottest-selling vehicles.

More than 3,000 members of Unifor Local 88 in Ingersoll, Ontario, are poised to go on strike at 11:59 p.m., Sept. 17. Last month, members of Local 88 overwhelming approved a strike if their negotiators could not reach an agreement with GM.

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Workers at the CAMI plant in Ingersoll, which GM once operated as a joint venture with Suzuki, are covered by an agreement that is separate from the agreement that Unifor signed with GM in September 2016. (more…)

Unifor Demands GM Restore CAMI Jobs — Or Else

Dias joins chorus calling for NAFTA redo.

by on Feb.17, 2017

Unifor President Jerry Dias harshly criticized GM's plan to move some SUV production from Ontario to Mexico.

As automakers are trying to figure what will happen with the North American Free Trade Agreement, another saber is rattling in the ears of General Motors — Unifor is demanding the company restore 625 jobs its moving to Mexico or else.

Unifor, the Canadian auto workers union, is looking to secure as many jobs as it can as it heads into negotiations for the Ingersoll, Ontario, plant this fall. Currently there are about 2,800 employees at the facility.

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The plant builds the vast majority of GM’s best-selling crossover, the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain. However, the company announced earlier this year, Terrain production will be shifting to Mexico along with 625 jobs. (more…)

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