Unifor can confirm workers at Inteva Products in Whitby walked off the job today at 8:30am today in protest of GM’s plan to end production at Oshawa Assembly after December 2019.
The plant supplies car program components to 2 GM assembly plants – Oshawa and Detroit-Hamtramck. Both plants are targeted for closure as part of GM's November 26, 2018 restructuring announcement.
The approximately 100 workers at Inteva, members of Unifor Local 1090, face job loss if the GM Oshawa Assembly plant is closed, along with thousands more workers in facilities which provide auto parts and services for GM Oshawa.
Unifor's message remains clear - GM Oshawa Assembly must not close. GM can change course, and work with Unifor and government to develop a new plan that saves Oshawa GM.
Unifor President Jerry Dias is available for comment and will be hosting a media conference at 1:45 pm at the Detroit Auto Show, which will be live-streamed on the union's Facebook Page.
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