GM Asks Unifor to Work Together on Transition Support for Oshawa Assembly Workers


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OSHAWA, Ont. (Tuesday, January 8, 2019) — General Motors today continued discussions with Unifor related to Oshawa Assembly and GM’s Accelerated Transformation announcement of November 26, 2018. GM responded to Unifor proposals from December and invited the union to begin constructive discussions on transition strategies and supports for Oshawa Assembly workers who may elect to either retire or pursue new careers following their work for GM.

GM detailed some of these transition supports in a letter to Unifor.

On December 14, GM Canada announced millions of dollars in training support for Oshawa Assembly employees who wish to transition to new careers but may require additional training. GM has been contacted by more than 20 large employers across Durham Region and the GTA interested in hiring GM workers for up to 5,000 positions they plan to fill over the next two years.

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General Motors of Canada Company markets Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles through Canada’s largest dealer network, as well as OnStar and MAVEN services. Headquartered in Oshawa, Ontario, GM Canada employs more than 7,700 people across the country and is a recognized leader in advanced manufacturing, green operations, active safety, and autonomous and connected vehicle technology research and development. More information on the company can be found at and by following @GMcanada on Twitter. 

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