ASSEMBLY WORKERS TO FIGHT ON AS GM’S OUTLOOK BRIGHTENS
Autoworkers from across Ontario vowed Friday to keep fighting General Motors’ plans to shutter a prominent plant in the province as the company announced an improvement to its financial forecast for the year ahead. Members of Unifor, the union representing the bulk of the 2,600 workers affected by the company’s plans to close its plant in Oshawa, Ont., gathered in Windsor, Ont., to voice their ongoing opposition to the move. The union had bused members in from Ontario communities including Kitchener and Brampton. They gathered at GM’s Windsor headquarters to hold a rally during an investor’s meeting that was taking place in nearby Detroit. “We’re not a happy group here in Canada, and we’re damn well prepared to show you how mad we really are,” Unifor president Jerry Dias, pictured, said at the rally.