Job-placement centre for GM workers set to open in Oshawa, Ont.


About 3,000 workers lost jobs due to manufacturer shuttering long-running assembly plant

A new centre to support auto parts workers affected by the assembly line closure at the General Motors (GM) Oshawa plant with skills retraining and employment services is set to open.

In October, Unifor and the Ontario government announced the opening of an action centre for GM employees. The centre will provide assistance to Unifor members who are affected by the line closure, including security officers at Securitas and independent parts supplier workers at Lear Corporation in Whitby, Ont., as well as workers at Robinson Solutions, Marek Hospitality, Syncreon, Auto Warehousing Canada, Inteva Products, Oakley Industries and CEVA Logistics, says the union.

“Workers across Oshawa and the Durham region face a difficult job-transition period,” says Jerry Dias, Unifor national president. “The Ontario government’s support comes at a vital time when auto parts workers’ needs are at their height.”

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