General Motors was within days of shutting down its Cami Assembly plant in Ingersoll for good when it settled with its striking workers, labour sources said Tuesday.
Norman De Bono, The London Free Press
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The possibility General Motors may have shut down the Cami Assembly plant and moved its production and jobs to Mexico likely pushed striking workers to a deal, automotive-industry observers say.
Workers at Cami Assembly in Ingersoll may be headed back to work, as a tentative deal was reached Friday between Unifor, the union, and GM Canada.
Cami's Mexican competition is ramping up.
It’s a microcosm of a larger fight.
Ripples from the strike at Cami Assembly are being felt on the factory floor of non-union auto assembly plants in Ontario.
The union representing Cami workers believes it opened the door on the weekend to a settlement in the two-week- long strike at the Ingersoll auto plant.
Oxford Conservative MP Dave MacKenzie is feeling heat from Cami workers for what strikers are calling a lack of support.
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Striking workers at the Cami Assembly plant reached out with a new offer to GM Canada Thursday morning.
Job losses at suppliers to the strikebound Cami Assembly plant will soon exceed the numbers of workers on the picket line.
The strike by Cami Assembly workers is a "gamble," union leaders were quick to admit Monday, but they are rolling the dice on ensuring they have work for the future, they are quick to add.
Calling it the most critical round of bargaining in years, Cami workers opened talks Thursday with GM Canada on a new collective agreement.
When the Ingersoll automaker sheds 625 jobs and shifts production of the Terrain to Mexico, a wide swath of businesses, from the Tim Hortons on the corner to parts makers, will be affected. An industry rep pegs the loss to Southwestern Ontario’s economy at $50 million to $80 million, Norman De Bono reports.
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