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Unifor members take action at GM headquarters in Oshawa

January 23, 2019 - 12:00 AM

January 23, 2019

OSHAWA- Unifor members are currently engaged in an action at General Motors headquarters in Oshawa in response to the company’s continued resistance to upholding the commitments of the 2016 collective agreement.

“Workers in Canada will not forgive GM if it continues with the plan to close the Oshawa Assembly Plant and decimate the wider community,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “For more than 100 years Oshawa has built and supported General Motors. Today’s actions by Unifor members send the message that GM must reverse the decision to close the plant.”

Community members and media are invited to attend the action, to show support and hear from workers affected by a potential closure.

What:                  Action underway at General Motors Headquarters
Where:               1908 Colonel Sam Dr, Oshawa, ON L1H 8P7
When:                 Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Who:                   Workers affected by planned GM Oshawa closure and supporters

Unifor National President Jerry Dias will attend the action to deliver remarks and be available for a short media conference at 2:15 p.m. ET.

The media conference will be live-streamed on the Unifor Facebook page, at www.facebook.com/UniforCanada.

“The solidarity shown today proves once again, Unifor members are united in our resistance to corporate greed,” said Colin James, President of Unifor Local 222. “This union is a family. We are fiercely united in our support of one another, and of the Oshawa auto community.”

For more information on the #SaveOshawaGM campaign visit SaveOshawaGM.ca.

For more information or to arrange interviews on site please contact Unifor Communications Representative Sarah McCue at sarah.mccue@unifor.org  or 416-458-3307 (cell).