Canadian GM workers ratify 4-year labor contractSun, 25, Sep 2016
General Motors workers represented by Canadian union Unifor ratified a four-year contract with the automaker that includes $421 million (C$554 million) in investments and a key change to pension plans for new hires. About 65 percent of workers approved the contract, Unifor said.
Magna to acquire German automotive closures manufacturerMon, 26, Sep 2016
Magna International's closures unit agreed to acquire the BÍCO Group of Companies, the Canadian supplier said today. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter, Magna said.
Canada 'working closely' with auto industry to bring investment, minister saysMon, 26, Sep 2016
Canada is working closely with automakers to increase investment in the industry, the nation's top economic development minister said today, welcoming the agreement reached between Canada's Unifor union and General Motors.
Unifor's Dias mulls Ford or FCA as next target; details of GM agreement emergeWed, 21, Sep 2016
Unifor President Jerry Dias said today there is no definitive timetable as to when he will select the union's next negotiating target, as details about the tentative pact with General Motors begin to emerge. Dias said he will sit down with both Ford and FCA to discuss Unifor's deal with GM before deciding which company to negotiate with next.
GM Oshawa will finish pickup assembly under labor deal, report saysWed, 21, Sep 2016
General Motors will use its Oshawa, Ontario, assembly plant to expand production of pickups for the North American market if a tentative agreement with Canadian auto workers is ratified, sources familiar with Canadian labor negotiations told Reuters.
Unifor says GM investment deal puts Ford, FCA on noticeTue, 20, Sep 2016
A tentative labor deal with General Motors shows the onus Canada's autoworkers union will put on new investment in upcoming talks with Ford Motor Co. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the union's head said today.
GM labor deal in Canada promises higher pay, new productsTue, 20, Sep 2016
The framework for a tentative contract between General Motors and Canadian union Unifor could result in hundreds of millions of dollars in investments at GM factories in Ontario, including new product commitments, raises for employees and full-time status for temporary workers.
GM-Unifor talks head toward deadline; union says 'we are close'Mon, 19, Sep 2016
GM and Canadian union Unifor remain locked in negotiations with less than an hour remaining before the midnight strike deadline, a union spokeswoman said. “We feel that we are close,” she said.
GM and Unifor locked in 'around-the-clock' negotiationsSun, 18, Sep 2016
Around-the-clock negotiations between General Motors and Canadian union Unifor continue today as Monday's strike deadline looms.
Unifor chief says no significant progress in auto talks with GMSat, 17, Sep 2016
General Motors and the Canadian union Unifor have not yet made any significant progress in their talks to hammer out a new contract, the labor group's President Jerry Dias said on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Canada government might be offering an incentive to automakers.
GM's woes don't stop Canada's Motor City from growingSun, 18, Sep 2016
As GM Oshawa workers fight for the plant's survival and face what could be the first Canadian auto strike since 1996, the rest of the once-company town has moved on. A new university, cancer center and other developments have made Oshawa one of the fastest growing labor markets in Canada.
The catch with NAFTAMon, 19, Sep 2016
Since NAFTA, automakers and suppliers have operated in the U.S., Canada and Mexico as if the three countries were one. But not all parties have benefited equally.