GM is closing plants across North America, including in Oshawa.
The company says the plant will close at the end of 2019, putting nearly 3,000 people out of work. GM also announced the closure of two other plants, one in Ohio and the other in Michigan.
In addition to the three vehicle assembly plants that are being closed, GM has also announced the closure of two engine assembly plants in the US.
“Actions are being taken to reduce salaried and salaried contract staff by 15 percent, which includes 25 percent fewer executives to streamline decision making.”
- General Motors employs about 2,800 people in the Oshawa area
- At one time it employed 40,000
- Of the employed, about 2,500 positions are unionized and approximately 300 are salaried positions
Today is a difficult day for GM workers in Oshawa, their families and those impacted through the wider supply chain. We will always stand with you. We have actioned immediate supports, and will work with our federal and municipal partners to support you.https://t.co/54deWGBQYE
— Doug Ford (@fordnation) November 26, 2018
GM workers have been part of the heart and soul of Oshawa for generations – and we’ll do everything we can to help the families affected by this news get back on their feet. Yesterday, I spoke with @GM’s Mary Barra to express my deep disappointment in the closure.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) November 26, 2018