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GM stops vehicle assembly in Oshawa due to disruption from U.S. strike

The Canadian Press
Revealed Friday, September 20, 2019 10:45AM EDT
Final Up to date Friday, September 20, 2019 10:50AM EDT

OSHAWA, Ont. — Basic Motors has halted all car manufacturing at its meeting plant in Oshawa, Ont., because of a strike by the United Auto Staff union in the US.

The halt in manufacturing means about 1,850 unionized employees have been briefly laid off with pay.

The corporate stopped truck manufacturing on Tuesday, sending about 1,200 hourly employees residence as a consequence of an absence of elements as greater than 30 GM operations within the U.S. are shut due to the strike by some 49,000 UAW employees.

On Friday GM additionally halted manufacturing on its flex line that produces the Chevrolet Impala and employs about 650 employees.

A GM Canada assertion says work continues at stamping operations in Oshawa, a elements plant in St. Catharines and its CAMI meeting plant in Ingersoll, which makes sport utility automobiles.

United Auto Staff members at GM’s U.S. operations walked off the job for the primary time in over a decade on Monday over points together with wages, well being care, and job safety.

This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Sept. 20, 2019

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