GM Is Repurposing The Oshawa Assembly Plant

The union representing auto workers at the GM assembly plant is Oshawa is claiming a partial victory in its fight to save jobs at the facility. Unifor and GM Canada say the automaker is investing $170-million dollars to convert the plant into a “part-stamping and autonomous vehicle testing facility”. GM says transition will save 300 of the 2,600 union jobs being lost when vehicle assembly ends later this year, with the potential for more jobs as the facility attracts new customers. Unifor president Jerry Dias says the agreement is far from perfect, but it makes the best of a bad situation by preserving some jobs for the long-term.

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Scott Fox and Kat Callaghan