CAMI Strike Fallout Growing

Friday, 22 September 2017 07:19 MH
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The union representing 2,500 striking workers at GM Canada's CAMI assembly plant in Ingersoll, says it has invited management to get talks rolling again in hopes of reaching a settlement.

But Dan Borthwick, president of Unifor Local 88, says its demand that the plant be designated the lead producer of the Chevrolet Equinox to ensure production and jobs

aren't shifted to Mexico hasn't changed.

He says the union simply wants to see if there's a way to end to work stoppage sooner to head off negative effects on workers, suppliers and the community.

The effects of the strike that started Sunday are spreading with Magna International announcing it is suspending the supply of parts to the CAMI plant.

At least 255 workers were told they will be laid off from GM Canada's St. Catharines, , auto parts plant because they don't need the production due to the strike according to

Unifor Local 199 in St. Catharines,

The company has confirmed they are making adjustments to production at the facility.

And 570 News in Kitchener is reporting 100 employees have been temporarily laid off at the Tenneco plant in Cambridge. The plant makes exhaust systems for the Equinox.

(The Canadian Press/MH)

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