The future of the General Motors plant in Oshawa is uncertain.
There is currently an ongoing battle between the union’s concept of keeping GM operations in Canada and the Detroit Three (General Motors, Ford Motor Company and Fiat Chrysler) about transferring production into the southern parts of the U.S and across the border into Mexico where labour costs are cheaper and power costs are lower.
There are two production lines at the General Motors plant in Oshawa that manufacture the Chevrolet Equinox and they’re scheduled to close in 2017.
There is also a flex line that builds the Chevrolet Impala, Cadillac XTS and the Buick Regal, but that only has production scheduled until 2019.
Many of the employees at the plant are growing concerned as the automaker is thinking about possibly pulling out of Oshawa before then.
GM Canada has 4,800 employees at the plant in Oshawa and according to Unifor they expect more than 20,000 indirect jobs to be affected.