GM Canada and Unifor strech agreement to save hundreds of jobs with a C$170 million investment in Oshawa

Posted on 09. May, 2019 by in GM Canada


GM Canada and Unifor strech agreement to save hundreds of jobs with a C$170 million investment in Oshawa

2019-05-08

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OSHAWA, Ont – General Motors Canada and Unifor currently announced that they have reached a “Transformation Agreement” that will transition a GM Oshawa Assembly operations to tools prolongation and modernized car testing. The Agreement includes a following:

  • The Company skeleton to deposit in additional of C$170 million to support a transition of operations during a Plant from car public to one focused on stamping, associated sub-assembly, and other diverse activities for GM and other automobile attention customers.
  • GM will modify partial of a Oshawa Plant skill into a exam lane for unconstrained and modernized record vehicles – serve expanding a capability of GM’s Canadian Technical Centre (CTC) in Ontario. (link to Test Track Backgrounder)
  • The new business will keep 300 Oshawa jobs with a intensity to grow and beget poignant additional jobs in a entrance years, as a business attracts new customers.
  • GM Canada will offer special relocations to Oshawa employees for jobs during some of a other Ontario operations.
  • GM will offer extended retirement packages to retirement-eligible Oshawa Assembly employees including vouchers toward a squeeze of new GM vehicles, a advantage that will support both timid employees and GM dealerships in Durham Region and surrounding areas.
  • A transition devise for other GM Oshawa Assembly employees. A “Jobs Action Centre” will be non-stop in Jun 2019, in Oshawa to capacitate employees to devise now for destiny career opportunities outward GM following a finish of Oshawa car prolongation in Dec 2019. Supported by GM, Unifor and a Ontario government, a Jobs Action Centre will assistance compare worker skills with new employers’ requirements.
  • GM will offer retraining financial support for all competent Oshawa Assembly hourly employees seeking new employment. (link to Workforce Transition Backgrounder)

To serve underscore a partnership and joining to Oshawa’s tolerable future, GM also intends to present a three-acre Fenelon Park and a 87-acre McLaughlin Bay wildlife reserve to a City of Oshawa for a permanent advantage of all a citizens. (link to McLaughlin Bay Backgrounder)

GM Canada boss and handling executive Travis Hester said, “This mutation devise is really poignant as it positions Oshawa for a tolerable future. This agreement maximizes a support for a people and their families, and serve secures Oshawa as a pivotal in building vehicles of a destiny during a new exam track.”

“By progressing a footprint in Oshawa, and gripping a plant intact, we save hundreds of jobs and this gives us a ability to build and emanate new jobs in a future. We are in a most improved position than we were 5 months ago when a plant was closing,” pronounced Jerry Dias, Unifor National President.

About General Motors in Canada
General Motors of Canada markets Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles by Canada’s considerable play network, as good as OnStar and MAVEN services. Headquartered in Oshawa, Ontario, GM Canada employs some-more than 7,700 people opposite a nation and is a famous personality in modernized manufacturing, immature operations, active safety, and unconstrained and connected car record investigate and development. For some-more information about General Motors Canada, greatfully revisit www.gm.ca, or follow @GMcanada on Twitter.

Unifor
Unifor is Canada’s largest kinship in a private sector, representing 315,000 workers in each vital area of a economy. The kinship advocates for all operative people and their rights, fights for equivalence and amicable probity in Canada and abroad, and strives to emanate on-going change for a improved future.

CONTACTS:
General Motors of Canada
Jennifer Wright Director, Communications
Mobile (905) 744-6044
jennifer.wright@gm.com  

Unifor
Natalie Clancy, Unifor Director of Communications
Mobile (416) 707-5794
Natalie.Clancy@unifor.org

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