GM To Shutter Ontario Car Plant To Focus On Hybrids/EVs

We are also asking the federal government to work with their USA counterparts to remove all tariffs so that impacted auto parts suppliers can remain competitive after the Oshawa Assembly Plant closes its doors.

Most of those vehicles aren't made at other facilities in North America; General Motors has already confirmed that the Chevrolet Volt will end production, and it's only a matter of time before the fates of the Impala, LaCrosse, XTS, and CT6 are sealed.

"If GM Canada is indeed turning its back on 100 years of industry and community - abandoning workers and families in Oshawa - then this is a callous decision that must be fought", she said in a statement. GM said its slimmed down production plan would allow it to share technology across all of its vehicles, reducing the amount of time and labor it takes to build cars. Production began on November 7, 1953, and in the 1980s the plant employed roughly 23,000 people. "We aren't pointing fingers anywhere, federal or provincially or municipally", Ford said.

The GM vehicle plant has always been woven into the fabric of the town.

That's cold comfort for Darryl Donnithorne 38, who said he was laid off by GM when it closed its Oshawa truck plant in 2008, He just got hired back a couple of months ago to install windshields on the pickups sent from Indiana.

Bobbi Marsh, who has worked assembling the Chevrolet Cruze compact auto at the OH plant since 2008, said she can't understand why the factory might close given the strong economy.

According to General Motors, the plant has been in operation in Oshawa since 1953 and has built models for Pontiac, Chevrolet and Buick. As many as 10,000 jobs are tied to companies that supply parts for the plant, said Flavio Volpe, head of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association.

Donald Trump said he had told the company's boss he is unhappy about the move - which runs counter to the U.S. economy's strong job growth.

TV report: General Motors plans to close Canadian assembly plant

"The actions we are taking today continue our transformation to be highly agile, resilient and profitable, while giving us the flexibility to invest in the future", said GM chairman and chief executive Mary Barra.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is deeply disappointed General Motors is closing its Oshawa assembly plant and will do everything possible to help workers who will lose their jobs.

She said the firm was making the changes "to get in front of it while the company is strong and while the economy is strong". "They told me straight up there's nothing we can do", he said.

In 2009, as part of an effort to bailout the auto sector, GM received several billion dollars in loans and support from the Canadian and Ontario governments as it went through bankruptcy protection.

"The UAW and our members will confront this decision by GM through every legal, contractual and collective bargaining avenue open to our membership", the union said in a statement.

The union added it does not have complete details of the overall announcement but has been informed that, as of now, there is no product allocated to the Oshawa Assembly Plant past December 2019.

GM said it has no plans to make automobiles at three factories in Oshawa, Ont., Detroit and Warren, Ohio, as well as parts plants in Maryland and MI. The US$6 billion in savings includes cost reductions of US$4.5 billion and lower capital expenditure annually of nearly US$1.5 billion.

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