GM layoffs

2017-09-22-GMEN

An ongoing strike at GM’s CAMI facility in Ingersoll is impacting hundreds of jobs in the Niagara region.

255 GM workers at the St. Catharines auto parts plant will be temporarily laid off staring Monday. Several secondary suppliers, including a plant in Niagara Falls have also been impacted, because they don’t need the production.

Almost 3000 workers in Ingersoll have been on strike since Sunday. Unifor Local 199 says they support the CAMI workers’ strike, despite the layoffs. About 90% of the transmissions made in St. Catharines go to the CAMI plant.

The union representing the striking workers says it’s invited management to get talks rolling again, in hopes of reaching a settlement but says its demand that the plant be designated the lead producer of the Chevrolet Equinox to ensure production and jobs aren’t shifted to Mexico hasn’t changed.


LATEST STORIES


Commenting Guidelines

  • Comments are open for 2 days only after publication of article
  • All comments subject to approval
    • Comments must be constructive and a minimum of 5 words
    • Please do not submit multiple identical comments
    • Personal attacks will not be posted
    • We reserve the right to edit submissions for spelling, grammar, and language
  • CH-CHing! points will be awarded upon submission, however comments will not appear live until they have been approved
  • During the approval process, we reserve the right to withdraw CH-CHing! points awarded to you for comments that do not meet the above guidelines

Comments

bgee says:

I hope they are successful in their demand.

Judy says:

When the spin offs work the other way, hang tight.

css.php