GM to slash jobs and close 8 plants

TV report: General Motors plans to close Canadian assembly plant

Lordstown Assembly in OH, shown here in 2008, is one of the plants at which General Motors plans to cut production in 2019.

It is a hard day for the thousands of workers at hundreds of Ontario auto part suppliers that depend on the GM Oshawa Assembly Plant for much of their business, as well as for workers and small business owners throughout Oshawa and the wider Durham region.

Last month, the company announced plans to reduce its workforce across North America to save money through voluntary redundancies, and did not rule out the possibility of layoffs. "He said the ship has already left the dock".

In February, the company said it would close one plant in South Korea. Some US workers would transfer to truck and SUV plants where GM is increasing output, the company said. He said Ottawa should concentrate on extending Employment Insurance (EI) supports to laid-off workers and commit to funding new training to deploy affected workers elsewhere. "We're going to get those jobs coming back, and we're going to fill up those factories or rip them down and build brand-new ones". I will continue doing everything I can to help the Lordstown workers during this transition.

"While the union does not have complete details of the overall announcement we have been informed that, as of now, there is no product allocated to the Oshawa Assembly Plant past December 2019", read the statement.

She said the industry is changing rapidly and moving toward electric propulsion, autonomous vehicles and ride-sharing, and GM must adjust with it.

"They say the Chevy Cruze is not selling well". That figure was about 50 percent cars just five years ago.

General Motors are set to end their operations in Oshawa, affecting nearly 3,000 union and salary positions.

Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains also expressed his disappointment about the announcement. I care deeply about working families hearing this news right now.

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As recently as 2012, passenger cars made up more than 50 percent of all USA new vehicle sales.

GM plans to halt production at three assembly plants: Lordstown Assembly in Warren, Ohio, Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly and Oshawa Assembly in Otanario, Canada. "I urged GM to at least reallocate some of the production and employees to the Toledo GM plant", he said in the statement.

The plant of General Motors Canada has always been the key employer and economic driver of Oshawa.

Closing the aforementioned plants is not all, though. The enormous plant near Texas 360 and East Abram Street employs about 4,125 people. The plant closure is part of global restructuring, the report added. "Until we hear something, we don't know". "There's a lot of pieces to this story". Jennifer French, who represents Oshawa in the provincial legislature, said she finds the news "gravely concerning".

GM now builds just one vehicle in China that it exports to the United States - the Buick Envision.

Ford later added: "We're disappointed in GM".

Dr. Colin Carrie, the Member of Parliament for Oshawa, called the reports "very concerning".

In 2008-09, as the auto industry teetered, the Ontario Liberal government gave $3.6 billion to GM.

Three assembly plants, in Detroit, Ohio, and Ontario, are earmarked for the main cuts, along with two factories in MI and Maryland that build transmissions and batteries.

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