Ford may be cutting up to 30% of its white-collar workforce as a result of poor financial performance, which would result in the loss of approximately 10,500 jobs. That would make the previously announced axing of 1,000 jobs seem pretty minor in comparison (that is, unless you were one of those first 1,000). Ah, yes, there's nothing like a big round of layoffs to keep the shareholders happy after a dismal earnings report. Meanwhile, DCX has stated that it may be eliminating some jobs at its Windsor and Brampton plants. Productivity improvements due to increased automation are the stated reason in this case. That oughta make the rank-and-file happy as DCX starts its contract negotiations with the CAW.

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