Canadian Manufacturing

Unifor making headway for Oshawa auto parts workers

The union says workers deserve more than legislative minimum and calls on employers to negotiate agreements that exceed the minimum standard

August 16, 2019  by CMO Staff

TORONTO – Unifor has made agreements with Marek Hospitality, Oakley Industries and Syncreon Supplier Park on behalf of independent parts and suppliers (IPS) workers impacted by the assembly line closure at General Motors Oshawa.

Canada’s largest union in the private sector representing 315,000 workers, has been bargaining fair closure/restructuring agreements that include enhanced severance packages, health care plan extensions, and employer funding for an adjustment centre in Oshawa.

“Unifor is fighting for all workers impacted by the assembly line closure,” said Unifor Local 222 President Colin James. “Since day one, we faced an uphill battle for parts supplier workers and through the efforts of many, Unifor is making progress for our members.”

The union is calling on remaining employers to step up to the plate with agreements that exceed the minimum standard.