World News – CA – GM to reopen Oshawa plant to build trucks and hire up to 2,500 workers, union says


General Motors will invest nearly $ 1.3 billion to reopen its legendary Oshawa plant, which closed in 2018, and heavy trucks will begin rolling off the assembly line by 2022, according to a agreement in principle reached in the early hours of Thursday with its main union Unifor

The reopening will eventually employ between 2,000 and 2,500 people, according to Unifor President Jerry Dias

« We never gave up hope and frankly neither did General Motors, » Dias said in a morning announcement of the tentative deal A vote will take place on Sunday

The plant will eventually manufacture heavy and light trucks, including the Silverado and Sierra, and is expected to have workers spanning two or three shifts

Dias said the coronavirus pandemic had ‘cast a curve in the auto industry’ but could have helped secure the deal with GM

« Canada has always been a loyal General Motors customer and they know it, » he said

The Oshawa plant was once the largest employer in the Ontario city east of Toronto, and although fewer people have worked there in recent years, the 2018 announcement of the plant’s closure was devastating,

Dias said Unifor negotiated deals with Chrysler, then GM, covering operations in Woodstock and St Catharines, Ont., before facing the « gorilla in the room » in Oshawa

He said Thursday’s deal was only possible because GM agreed last year to maintain « shop integrity » which had been reduced to manufacturing aftermarket parts and employed only 300 union members

« GM has agreed to press the pause button, » he said, adding that initial work at the plant will include renovating the existing paint shop and building a new one. bodywork

Navdeep Bains, Federal Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, was delighted to learn of the tentative agreement between GM and Unifor, according to senior communications advisor John Power

“Our government has always been at the table to support Canadian auto workers – from investing in the sector to secure tens of thousands of jobs since 2015, to negotiating the new NAFTA, to creating a vehicle supply chain vision from mining to battery manufacturing, ”said Power

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World news – CA – GM to reopen Oshawa plant to manufacture trucks, hiring up to 2 500 workers, according to the union
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