DETROIT, Jan. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ - Unifor National President Jerry Dias will be available to media following today's discussions with Ontario Premier Doug Ford and with Federal Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains on the future of the General Motors Oshawa Assembly Plant.
Dias is in Detroit to participate in the Canadian Automotive Partnership Council's annual meeting, held during the North American International Auto Show's media preview.
WHAT: Media availability
WHEN: Monday January 14, 2019 at 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Cobo Centre lobby
WHO: Jerry Dias, Unifor National President
Despite earning more than $6 billion U.S. this year, General Motors announced plans to end production at the Oshawa Assembly Plant after 2019. The loss of 2,900 direct jobs at GM and thousands more in auto parts and services is not acceptable to Unifor or to Canadian consumers. Thousands have signed an online petition demanding GM allocate product to Oshawa. For more information go to the campaign website SaveOshawaGM.ca
Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.