September 27, 2007

Canadian GM workers back on the job

Toronto, Ontario – GM workers in Canada have returned to work following an agreement to end the nationwide strike at plants in the U.S., says Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW) president Buzz Hargrove.

During the two-day strike, the GM car plants 1 and 2 in Oshawa, Ontario were temporarily shut down, laying off 5,600 people on Tuesday, while 1,300 workers at the GM Windsor transmission plant in Windsor, Ontario were laid off shortly after the strike began on Monday.

Other GM locations and numerous auto parts suppliers were due to be temporarily shut if the strike continued. Hargrove says that between 80,000 to 100,000 Canadian workers would have been affected if the strike lasted until the end of this week, including GM employees, independent parts suppliers and service companies.

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