1/27/17, "Union: GM to cut 625 auto jobs in Canada, move to Mexico," Reuters,
"General Motors Co will cut 625 jobs at its auto assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, by the end of July and move some production work
to Mexico, the president of Canada's largest auto workers union said on
"This came right out of left field," said Jerry Dias,
the president of the union, Unifor, in a phone interview. "This is
NAFTA, this has nothing to do with Trump, but it has everything to do
U.S. President Donald Trump met with the chief
executives of the Big Three U.S. automakers earlier this week, urging
them to build more cars in the United States while investing less in
He has vowed to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Dias said that GM will move assembly of its GMC Terrain sports utility
vehicle to Mexico and slow the pace of production of its Chevrolet
A spokeswoman for General Motors Canada said
the company had provided the union with advance notice of the labor
impact, as it phases out older models and the Ingersoll plant begins production of a new Equinox model."