Workers from across Ontario are gathering at the Windsor waterfront this morning for a rally to push General Motors to continue operating its Oshawa Assembly Plant.
The rally is taking place across the river from GM’s Detroit headquarters.
“Oshawa is GM’s most flexible plant, capable of making cars, SUVs and trucks, there is every reason for it to keep manufacturing here unless the company plans to disinvest from Canada, ” Jerry Dias, Unifor National President, said in a press release before the rally. “GM’s decision to leave Oshawa without product while ramping up manufacturing in Mexico is a slap in the face to all Canadians.”
Because GM received almost $11 billion in bailout money from Canada, Unifor is also calling on the provincial and federal governments to press GM to reverse its decision to end production in Oshawa at the end of 2019.
Earlier this week Dias said he was “deeply disappointed” that GM continued to defend the decision to close the plant which employs 2,600 workers.