The future of the Oshawa assembly in Ontario, Canada hangs in the balance at present. General Motors has not announced any new investments into the facility, meaning 2,500 manufacturing jobs may be cut after 2017.
To counter this, union members have threatened to strike at the Oshawa facility if new investments into vehicle production are not made.
According to The Financial Post, GM Canada will announce 1,000 new engineering positions in Oshawa to significantly improve its research and development functions. However, the automaker has not made a decision on the Oshawa plant’s future.
Labor negotiations for Oshawa will conclude later this year, which will give an answer as to what the automaker has planned for the future of Canadian automotive production.