• Jul 28, 2008
In a deal designed to assuage the tensions between General Motors and the Canadian Auto Workers union, GM's new car plant in Oshawa, Ontario will gain two additional models to build. The old truck plant in the same city, though, will still close sometime in 2009. Until then, the truck plant will continue to assemble hybrid versions of GM's full-size pickup trucks. The new Oshawa plant will begin building GM's long-anticipated Camaro revival and will also get some Chevrolet Impala production and an unnamed Buick model at some point in the future.
In addition to the extra work at the brand new Oshawa plant, displaced workers with at least 26 years of GM employment will get a percentage of their yearly salary, even after the plant has closed, until they have reached the necessary 30-year mark for retirement. Other qualifying ex-employees will get buyout packages of some sort. Thanks for the tip, Ryan!

[Source: CBC News]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      SO? How much is this DEAL going to cost the Canadian tax payer who isn't employed by a big auto giant with the fancy union and astronomical wages and benefits?
        • 6 Years Ago
        This article IS about a big auto giant, and a fancy union making a deal. If you wanted an article about yourself, then go search for one?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hmm, so both the challenger and camaro are being built in Canada. surprised we still get raped on the price.