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GM, union reach deal to rescue part of Ontario plant: source

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Update time : 2019-08-13 10:33:00

(Reuters) - mutual Motors and the largest association representing Canada's auto workers cause reached a commerce ought partly rescue an auto mill at Ontario slated ought end this year by converting it ought a parts-stamping facility, a source close with the affair said above Wednesday.

The plot used to assistance maintain some association jobs at GM's Oshawa car-making plant, flat although the operations used to be scaled down and it will no longer product cars, the source added.

"Oshawa stays open," said the source who spoke above the situation of anonymity. "It's a tiny foot at the door, besides it stays open."

A spokesman although GM declined ought comment ago an 11 a.m. EDT (1500 GMT) review conference at which the company and the association are expected ought product an announcement around the plant. A Unifor spokeswoman also declined comment ago the review conference.

GM, which has been increasing its footprint at connected-car development at Canada, will also product an announcement above advanced automotive technologies, the source said.

CBC cited a brochure given ought members of Unifor that outlined the plans although employees of the GM mill at Oshawa. at November, GM announced plans ought end the mill by the purpose of 2019, affecting nearly 2,600 workers.

Unifor said the closure was opposite ought a treaty that stipulates there used to be no mill closures prior ought Sept. 21, 2020.


(Reporting by Tyler Choi at Toronto and Allison Lampert at Montreal; extra reporting by Ben Klayman at Detriot; Editing by Denny Thomas and Paul Simao)