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Presidents of Unifor and General Motors Canada hold joint news conference

May 8, 2019 - 12:00 AM

TORONTO – Unifor’s National President, Jerry Dias and Travis Hester, President and Managing Director of General Motors Canada will make an important announcement this morning about operations in Oshawa.

Members of the media are invited to attend a news conference in Toronto or join remotely by dialing toll free in Canada/US 1-800-806-5484, Passcode for English is 8583440# and Passcode for French translation is 7557911#.  International reporters can dial in via this link.  The announcement will also be live-streamed on Unifor Canada’s Facebook Page.

What:                   Joint News Conference

When:                  Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 11:00 am ET

Who:                    Travis Hester, GM Canada, Jerry Dias, Unifor

            Where:                 High Park Ballroom, Marriot Bloor Yorkville, 90 Bloor Street East

                                         Parking options: Asquith Ave or underground garage parking

Unifor is Canada’s largest union in the private sector, representing 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.

General Motors of Canada markets Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles through Canada’s impressive 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.

For more information, please contact:

Unifor Director of Communications Natalie Clancy: Natalie.Clancy@unifor.org (416) 707-5794

General Motors Director of Communications, Jennifer Wright: Jennifer.Wright@gm.com (905) 744-6044