Unifor picked General Motors Canada as its next bargaining target, a day after union members narrowly ratified a three-year collective agreement with Ford Motor Co. of Canada that set the pattern for this year’s auto talks.
Dealers said new-car inventory remains mostly stable in the second week of the UAW strike. But some are readying for a wider range of vehicles to become unavailable if the strike persists and expands to other assembly plants.
Renault, Peugeot and Citroen have significantly scaled down their local operations in recent years. The revised subsidy policy the French government released for electric vehicles this week, coupled with the anti-subsidy probe of China-made EVs the EU announced last week, will leave the three French brands with literally no choice but to exit China.