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#Breaking: GM confirms Oshawa Assembly Plant will stop production in 2019, affecting more than 2,500 jobs.…
In 1918, McLaughlin Buicks and Chevrolet, which both had vehicles constructed in the building that would become the GM Oshawa Assembly, merge into General Motors of Canada. A look back at 100 years:…
The GM Oshawa plant began production in 1953 and employed as many as 23,000 people. On April 9, 1985, Siergert Ellerbusch, a retired tool maker and wife Liidiia were first in line to take home their new car, a Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera, made at the plant.…
This photo, taken by the Star's Alan Dunlop in 1986 was captioned: Canadian car plants, such as the GM Oshawa plant, have become more efficient relative to Japan because of the yen's appreciation. Shifting exchange rates could influence views of investment in Canada.
In 1973, workers at GM Oshawa eat lunch beside the assembly line to save time on break. Photo by The Star's Boris Spremo.
Nationalizing GM Canada is a compelling proposition. It would not only save jobs but create them, as Canada repatriated the engineers, designers and experts in advanced manufacturing who have been obliged to make their careers abroad, David Olive writes.…
Here are two GM Oshawa adds from the 50s. "They have been growing, impressively — in output, in number of employees, in size of plant." The next is about a year into production at the Oshawa location.
#LIVE: Unifor holds press conference after GM confirms plans to close Oshawa plant in 2019…
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the Commons the big automaker’s decision to close the Oshawa plant was “disappointing.”…
Updated: “We have to use every trick, every tool of government to make sure GM understands they’re not going to take advantage of this country,” said Jerry Dias, the national president of Unifor, which represents workers at the plant:…
Just in: GM says its move to phase out some internal combustion auto assembly plants in North America — including Oshawa — will free up as much as $8 billion to help fund its global shift to electric and autonomous vehicles.…
With news that job losses are looming for Oshawa’s General Motors workers when the company stops production at the plant in 2019, staff at the Durham Workforce Authority are already in action.…
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