GM Canada has warned about 300 workers who make Chevy Equinox transmissions in Ontario they will be laid off soon if the automaker and Unifor can't reach a new contract at the nearby CAMI plant. Meanwhile, the strike led Magna to stop parts production.
GM and Unifor, the union representing about 2,800 striking workers at the CAMI assembly plant, have talked informally over the phone but aren't yet back the bargaining table, a union official said.
Unifor President Jerry Dias said the strike at General Motors' Ingersoll, Ont., assembly plant could play out for "quite a while." He could be right.
Unifor Local 88, which represents about 2,750 workers at CAMI Assembly in Ingersoll, Ont., said in a Sunday night post on its website that its bargaining committee was not able to reach a tentative contract with GM.
Workers striking a key GM assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ont., could picket for a long while, Unifor President Jerry Dias said. GM Canada urged Unifor to "resume negotiations."
A strike deadline of 10:59 p.m. Sept. 17 is set for the CAMI Assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ont. The plant employs about 2,750 workers and builds the Chevrolet Equinox crossover.
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Collective bargaining at General Motors' CAMI assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ont., started Thursday as about 400 workers there are slated to be laid off this month. The current four-year deal expires Sept. 17.
New-vehicle sales in Canada were up five per cent in July, mainly on the backs of General Motors, Honda and Nissan, all of which saw their sales increase by double-digit percentages.
The base model of 2018 Chevrolet Traverse in Canada will start at $36,695, including shipping, just $165 more than the outgoing 2017 model.
While its sales soared in Canada, General Motors said its net income dropped 42 per cent in the second quarter, primarily because of the pending sale and restructuring of its European operations.