The head of the union representing General Motors Co. workers in Oshawa, Ont. is urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to do everything possible to save the assembly plant, warning that the U.S. automaker is heading for a complete divestment in Canada.
“GM is leaving Canada. It’s only a matter of time, so we need to stop it today,” Jerry Dias, Unifor’s national president, said in a press conference Tuesday after meeting with Trudeau and a number of federal ministers in Ottawa.
“This isn’t a situation where you leave GM building one vehicle in Canada, and somehow this is going to end up beautiful at the end of the day.”