The Globe and Mail reports both sides will once again sit down for formal negotiations to work out a new labor contract. For both parties, stakes are high. The strike has hit local business and the economy hard, and General Motors is quickly running short on supplies of 2018 Chevrolet Equinox. GM builds the 2018 Equinox at two Mexican factories, but neither produce the numbers CAMI is responsible for. According to an earlier report, GM has a 41-day supply of Equinoxes before the well runs dry.
Ontario Economic Development Minister Brad Duguid told reports he met with both Unifor and GM and urged the two sides to reach an agreement soon. He also said neither side requested government assistance in working out a new contract and supporting future manufacturing.
GM’s most recent offer was dismissed as fluff by Unifor President Jerry Dias. Unifor Local 88 made their demands clear shortly after the strike began. In order to ensure more jobs are not shipped to Mexico, CAMI must be named the lead Chevrolet Equinox production plant.