[Rushtalk] Canadian Auto Union Blasts GM for Moving Work to Mexico

John Quayle blueoval57 at verizon.net
Sun Apr 2 18:07:31 MDT 2017


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On 4/2/2017 7:43 PM, Carl Spitzer wrote:
>
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>   *Canadian Auto Union Blasts GM for Moving Work to Mexico
>   <http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/2017/01/canadian-auto-union-blasts-gm-for-moving-work-to-mexico/>*
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> Union president says its time to tear up NAFTA.
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>
> by Joseph Szczesny <http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/author/joseph/> on 
> Jan.27, 2017
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> <http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Jerry-Dias-speaks.jpg>
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> Unifor President Jerry Dias harshly criticized GM's plan to move some 
> SUV production from Ontario to Mexico.
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> Unifor, the union representing Canadian auto workers, blasted General 
> Motors for the company’s decision to shift some production from 
> Ingersoll, Ontario, to Mexico and vowed to pressure the Canadian 
> government to scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement.
>
> “This decision reeks of corporate greed. It is not based on sales, it 
> is another example of how good jobs are being shifted out of Canada 
> for cheaper labor in Mexico and Unifor will not let it happen without 
> a fight,” said Unifor National President Jerry Dias.
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> GM said it plans to lay off more than 600 workers at the CAMI–GM 
> plant. The Ingersoll plant is not covered by the GM-Unifor contract 
> reached last fall in which GM promised new investment at its Canadian 
> factories.
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> The Ingersoll plant is currently the home of two of GM’s more popular 
> vehicles, the Chevrolet Equinox and the GMC Terrain. GM is scheduled 
> to release new versions of both vehicles this year and it now appears 
> the will be built in both Canada and Mexico.
>
> “The Equinox and Terrain are incredibly successful vehicles and given 
> current market demand, there is no justification for layoffs at the 
> CAMI facility,” added Dias, adding the union expects to 625 jobs as a 
> result of GM’s decision.
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> <http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/GM-2005-Equinox-CAMI.jpg>
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> General Motors is shifting some work from the CAMI-GM Assembly Plant 
> in Ingersoll, Ontario, to Mexico.
>
>
> */(Automakers look for options, weight costs under Trump. /**Click 
> Here 
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> the story.)/*
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> The projected volumes for Equinox production in Mexico has steadily 
> risen during the past few years, while previously it was solely made 
> in Canada, Unifor noted.
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> The CAMI–GM plant was not part of the Detroit Three negotiations this 
> past fall where Unifor was able to secure a footprint and more than 
> $1.5 billion in investment for production and jobs. While pledging the 
> union’s full commitment to do all it can for its members Dias 
> indicated that the announcement should be the last straw for the 
> federal government and called for swift action.
>
> Dias said the move is a betrayal and underscores why NAFTA is a 
> terrible deal for Canadian jobs. With NAFTA under pressure from U.S. 
> President Donald Trump, the GM decision is likely to put additional 
> pressure on Justin Trudeau, the current Canadian prime minister, to 
> demand sweeping changes to thee-nation trade pact adopted back in 1994.
>
> */(Big Three executives hear Trump’s pleas for more jobs. For more, 
> /**Click Here 
> <http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/2017/01/big-three-executives-hear-trumps-plea-for-more-jobs/>**/.)/*
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> The Trump administration has also threatened to impose its so-called 
> “border tax” on cars built in Canada.
>
> “The CAMI announcement is a shining example of everything wrong with 
> NAFTA, it must be re-negotiated. It is imperative that we have trade 
> rules that help ensure good jobs in Canada,” Dias said.
>
> Unifor is calling on Trudeau to set up mechanisms to restore a balance 
> in jobs and investment to protect the Canadian economy and Canada’s 
> auto industry. Unifor also asks the federal government to step up and 
> act with confidence to protect jobs.
>
> */(Trump threatens Canada, Mexico, with new border tariffs. /**Click 
> Here 
> <http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/2017/01/trump-widens-tariff-threat-to-canada-germany/>**/ for 
> the story.)/*
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> With President Trump in the midst of a feud with Mexico over 
> construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border, NAFTA could soon 
> be on life support.
>
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> http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/2017/01/canadian-auto-union-blasts-gm-for-moving-work-to-mexico/
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