Canadian auto union faces Catch-22 in General Motors battle

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Jerry Dias, the leader of Canada’s auto union, is severe in his rhetorical attacks on General Motors’s decision to shut down its Oshawa, Ontario, assembly plant and lay off thousands of union employees by year-end. But when it concerns action, Unifor’s president has been far more circumspect. Dias promised “drastic measures” to compel GM to […]

GM to respond by January 7 to Canada union efforts to save plant

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General Motors will reply by January 7 to a Canadian union’s proposals for keeping an Ontario auto assembly plant open, the head of Canada’s largest private sector union stated on Thursday. Unifor head Jerry Dias informed reporters following meeting with GM executives in Detroit that the automaker did not “unilaterally slam the door” on efforts […]

UAW president stays UAW will support Unifor in talks with General Motors in Canada

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United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams stated on Monday the U.S. union will support Canada’s unionized auto workers during agreement talks with General Motors however declined to state whether the UAW would refuse work at GM plants in case of a Canadian strike. Williams stated in an interview he believes GM and Jerry Dias, president […]

Strike mandate for Unifor: 97 per cent vote to strike if no deal with General Motors

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The union that represents most Canadian autoworkers has voted a strike mandate, it stated on Sunday, strengthening its position in contract settlements with the Big Three U.S. automakers. Unifor, which represents over 20,000 autoworkers, is pushing General Motors, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Ford to invest further in the province of Ontario, home to almost all […]