Potential end to GM strike in US is good news for Southwestern Ontario companies

TREVOR WILHELM, Windsor Star October 16, 2019 A tentative deal following the bitter month-long General Motors strike in the U.S. has brought hope that 120 laid-off auto parts workers in the Windsor area could soon return to work. “Obviously this is positive news for us and the units we represent, and the whole community,” said […]

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 […]

GM restarts Ingersoll plant as scheduled despite ongoing U.S. strike

The Canadian Press, October 7, 2019 TORONTO — General Motors has restarted production at its assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ont., even as a strike by U.S. autoworkers enters a fourth week. The company shut down the plant last week according to a schedule that was set well before the start of the strike by about […]

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 […]

GM Strike Poised to Affect Thousands of Canadian Auto Jobs

Natalie Wong and Kristine Owram, Bloomberg Business September 16, 2019 The labor strike at General Motors Co. in the U.S. could lead to thousands of layoffs in Canada as the ripple effects from the highly integrated auto industry spread from engine plants to parts makers such as Magna International Inc. The United Auto Workers’ first […]

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 […]