Unifor vows to barricade GM Canada headquarters until company reverses plans to close Oshawa plant

- January 24, 2019

OSHAWA — Unifor stepped up its protests against the closure of the Oshawa GM plant with a barricade of GM’s Canadian headquarters on Wednesday.

On Jan. 23 between 5 and 6 a.m. Unifor workers from GM’s Oshawa plant, Durham GM feeder plants and Unifor retirees set up the barricade on Colonel Sam Drive in south Oshawa in front of the Concentrix building just west of GM’s headquarters.

Concentrix workers who showed ID were allowed through while GM headquarters employees were turned away.

Unifor Local 222 president Colin James said the goal was to pressure GM about the decision to close the Oshawa plant at the end of the year.

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