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Unifor to provide update on contract talks with General Motors

Jerry Dias and the Unifor Master Bargaining Committee.
November 4, 2020 - 12:00 AM

November 4, 2020

TORONTO—Unifor’s National President will provide an update on negotiations with General Motors at a virtual news conference streamed live on Facebook tomorrow morning.

Talks continue as Unifor seeks to reach a new tentative agreement with GM on behalf of 1700 members who work in St. Catharines, Oshawa and Woodstock in advance of tonight 11:59 pm strike deadline. 

WHAT:                Virtual News Conference to update media on GM bargaining

WHEN:                10 a.m., Thursday, November 5, 2020 

WHERE:              Facebook live from Provincial Ballroom, Sheraton Centre, 123 Queen Street West 

WHO:                 Unifor National President Jerry Dias and Unifor Bargaining Committee representatives

Journalists wishing to participate in the Question & Answer portion of the news conference by phone must register by 9 a.m. Thursday November 5, 2020 by emailing  and we will send you dial in information.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, in compliance with Ontario health directives, only one pool camera and one pool photographer will be permitted on site at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto.

The news conference will streamed live on Unifor’s Facebook page and broadcast quality video of the event will be available shortly afterward for download at this link. No further comment will be made until the news conference.

A digital media kit including background on Canada’s auto industry and details on plant locations, products produced and number of workers represented by Unifor can be found on this website.

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.

For media inquiries or to arrange interviews after the news conference via Facetime, Zoom, or Skype please contact Unifor’s Director of Communications, Natalie Clancy at or 416-707-5794 (cell).