Canadian Auto Union Blasts GM for Moving Work to Mexico

The GM logo in Warren Michigan

The company plans to move some production work to Mexico, said Canada's President of the largest auto workers union.

The job cuts were somewhat surprising, given GM's investment of some $800 million on upgrades to produce a new 2019 Equinox model, said Tony Faria, a University of Windsor professor who studies the industry.

Trump met with the chief executives of the Big Three US automakers earlier this week, urging them to build more US plants and invest less in Mexico.

There are now around 3 100 employees at the Ingersoll plant.

"This decision reeks of corporate greed".

GM Canada says it gave Unifor advance notification of how product changeovers would affect workers at three Ontario plants, adding it will continue to work with the union to help manage the adjustment. "There is no justification for layoffs at the CAMI facility".

"The CAMI announcement is a shining example of everything wrong with NAFTA, it must be re-negotiated".

GM recently announced it was shifting production of the GMC Terrain to Mexico, but Unifor's national president says workers were led to believe increased production of the Chevrolet Equinox would eliminate the need for job cuts.

The White House later dialled those comments back to say that it was one option being considered, but Mr. Trump has promised to rip up the North American free-trade agreement.

US President Donald Trump has vowed to renegotiate the deal, threatening to impose stiff import duties on foreign-made cars sold in the United States. It also said it would hire about 450 US workers to build axles that are now built by a Mexican supplier.

Canada's government, eager to sidestep potentially protectionist USA policies, said last Friday it was confident that Trump would see that working closely with Canada benefited both nations' economies.

But GM is not shutting down any of its plants in Mexico, where it employs more than 15,000 workers. "Jobs have been going from Canada to the southern United States and to Mexico".

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