GM to keep production line at Oshawa site running until 2016

Article by Anita Panait, on October 21, 2013

General Motors will continue operations at one of its production lines at its Oshawa site in Ontario until 2016 to cope with the demand for the Chevrolet Impala Limited and the Chevrolet Equinox. The assembly line was due to be shut down next summer. Ron Svajlenko, the president of local union Unifor Local 222, said that GM’s decision is positive news for around 700 workers working on the line.

He said that the extension into 2016 gives the site’s workforce some stability. According to Svajlenko, as long as they continue to produce vehicles out of the Oshawa facility, they “have the opportunity to remain in the hunt for any kind of long-term additional products that General Motors may need to build."

The 3,500-strong Oshawa assembly plant operates two assembly lines. The flexible manufacturing line currently builds the 2014 Chevrolet Impala, Chevrolet Camaro, Buick Regal and Cadillac XTS. In September 2013, the Canadian and Ontario governments sold a quarter of their common shares in GM.

The national and provincial governments became part-owners in 2009 when they contributed over C$10 billion to a financial rescue to prevent the carmaker’s collapse. In return for their investment, the Canadian and Ontario governments required GM to maintain its share of output in Canada for several years.

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