Canadian auto workers await ratification of GM-UAW deal

Company said to have lost US$2 billion over duration of strike, while workers gave up as much as US$4,000 Emily Jackson, Financial Post October 16, 2019 Thousands of Canadian auto workers could return to work as early as next week after a breakthrough in negotiations between General Motors Co. and the United Auto Workers union […]

Canadian auto parts firms hit hard by costly GM strike

Josh Rubin, Toronto Star Oct. 3, 2019 As the U.S. strike against General Motors continues, Canadian auto parts companies are losing millions of dollars and some could even go out of business, industry experts warn. “There are going to be some suppliers who count on GM that could just disappear,” said Canadian automotive industry analyst […]

Prolonged GM strike will likely delay ratification of new NAFTA

Flavio Volpe on the effect of the General Motors strike, its union and the future of USMCA Larysa Harapyn, Financial Post September 18, 2019 Flavio Volpe, President of the Auto Parts Manufacturers’ Association, speaks with the Financial Post’s Larysa about the effect of the General Motors strike, its union UAW and the future of USMCA. […]

Production cut, temporary layoffs at GM Oshawa as U.S. strike continues

Emily Jackson, Financial Post September 18, 2019 General Motors Co. temporarily laid off about 1,200 employees and cut production in half at its plant in Oshawa, Ont. in response to the auto workers strike in the United States, a labour action that has disrupted North American supply chains and will, if not resolved quickly, trigger […]

GM issues layoff notices at Oshawa plant as strike in U.S. continues

Alicja Siekierska, Yahoo Finance Canada September 18, 2019 General Motors Co. (GM) has issued temporary layoff notices at its Oshawa Assembly Plant as the strike by workers in the United States continues into its third day. GM Canada confirmed on Wednesday that about 1,300 employees that work on the truck assembly line at the Oshawa, […]

GM strike could lead to thousands of job losses in Canadian auto industry

Alicja Siekierska, Yahoo Finance September 16, 2019 The United Auto Workers union’s strike by nearly 50,000 members against General Motors Co. in the United States could lead to thousands of job losses in the highly integrated Canadian automotive industry. Unifor president Jerry Dias, whose union represents thousands of Canadian GM workers, said workers in GM’s […]

Auto industry in Ontario braces for impact from GM strike in U.S.

Josh Rubin, Toronto Star Sept. 16, 2019 As a strike by U.S. workers costs General Motors millions of dollars a day, executives and workers in Canada’s auto parts industry are also bracing for impact. “Like the entire supply base, we are in wait-and-see mode,” said Scott Worden, spokesperson at Aurora-based parts maker Magna International after […]