The strike at General Motors CAMI plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada, has entered its second week, and there’s no good news for either side. Unifor and GM are reportedly far apart on major issues, according to the latest report from Automotive News.
The main concern of Unifor members is future job security. GM pulled GMC Terrain production from the facility earlier this year and moved it to Mexico, which led to 400 job cuts. Now, workers want to ensure the CAMI plant sticks around for the long run.
Among other issues, Unifor wants the CAMI plant named the lead Chevrolet Equinox production facility, which would keep GM from relocating the production elsewhere. However, the automaker’s latest contract proposal did not resolve the issue. Unifor National President Jerry Dias said the proposal still allowed GM to move production of the Equinox out of CAMI and Canada. He called the proposal “fluff.”
GM also assembles the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox in Mexico at two plants, but neither matches the CAMI facility’s output. For every day the strike drags on, it’s estimated GM loses 872 units of inventory.