Mayfield Toyota is relocating to the iconic West Edmonton Mall, where it will open a 317,000-square-foot store that includes more than 50 service bays and valet quick-drop locations throughout the shopping centre, which hosts 30 million visitors per year.
Unifor insists Nemak must keep its Windsor, Ont., plant open until the current labour contract expires in 2022. Nemak wants to shutter the engine-block factory in mid-2020 because, by then, only 10 per cent of the plant’s capacity will be in use.
The Japan and Detroit Three suffered sales declines last month, but some higher-end brands, including Lexus, Volvo and Acura, saw sales spike. The industry's September sales were down an estimated four per cent while year-to-date, automakers have sold 1.5 million new vehicles, down 4.1 per cent over 2018.
About 700 workers of the 1,100 at the St. Catharines, Ont., Propulsion Plant, which supplies V6 and V8 engines to assembly plants in the United States, have been told to stay home this week. Unifor says 5,000 workers, including those at parts plants, in Canada have been put on leave due to the strike.
While thousands of workers who assemble vehicles in Oshawa, Ont., will be temporarily laid off, work continues at stamping operations inside the factory. A GM parts plant in St. Catharines, Ont., and its CAMI assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ont., which makes the Chevrolet Equinox, are still operating.
Unifor officials at both the national and local level declined to say what they intend to do next, beyond reviewing the ruling at a meeting Saturday. Union members walked off the job at Nemak in Windsor, Ont., on Labour Day, protesting the company's decision to close the plant.
Unifor National President Jerry Dias accused Nemak of not adhering to a collective agreement at the company's Windsor, Ont., plant, which supplies General Motors engine blocks. Union members stopped working on Labour Day because Nemak plans to close the factory in mid-2020.
The illegal strike at the Windsor, Ont., plant that supplies engine blocks for the Chevrolet Silverado diesel pickup is now more than a week old. Unifor is trying to stage a 3,000-person rally Tuesday on a vacant lot adjacent to the plant, a union spokesman said.