Jump to content
Create New...
  • William Maley
    William Maley

    Strike Adverted? GM and Unifor Reach A Tentative Agreement For CAMI

      Workers vote on it on Monday

    After a month-long strike and threat earlier this week, General Motors and Unifor Local 88 have reached an tentative agreement for workers at the CAMI assembly plant. Last night, Unifor Local 88 made the announcement via email to its workers. Details of the agreement are being kept under wraps until a ratification vote is held on Monday. If the agreement is approved, workers will return to the plant starting at 11 PM Monday night.

    "We have addressed job security which will be in this deal. I think it's a fair agreement  ... and everybody is looking forward to going back to work and making vehicles their customers want, knowing there will be some sort of job security there," said Mike Van Boekel, the union's plant chair at CAMI to CBC News.

    Source: Automotive News (Subscription Required), CBC News

    User Feedback

    Recommended Comments

    7 hours ago, dfelt said:

    Start the clock, GM will be looking to close this plant down and sell off the land in 10 years time if not sooner.

    10 years? Nope, this plant will be lucky to see the next gen of Nox...

    But, GM could change their mind....

    • Agree 1
    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    11 minutes ago, daves87rs said:

    10 years? Nope, this plant will be lucky to see the next gen of Nox...

    But, GM could change their mind....

    Hope so, I hope 3-5 years at most before shutting it down.

    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    This was a warning shot from CAMI.  Next time GM will simply move production out and Ingersoll workers can go pound sand and kick rocks.  Nobody is entitled to a well-paying union job whatsoever.

    • Like 1
    • Agree 1
    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    On 10/15/2017 at 12:00 AM, daves87rs said:

    10 years? Nope, this plant will be lucky to see the next gen of Nox...

    It's brand new though so a product cycle of close to 10 years is pretty possible.. But I agree that they'll be looking to GTFO of there. 

    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    22 hours ago, riviera74 said:

    This was a warning shot from CAMI.  Next time GM will simply move production out and Ingersoll workers can go pound sand and kick rocks.  Nobody is entitled to a well-paying union job whatsoever.

    Think the biggest issue is that they need to change with the times. When you're not willing to give, that is quite the bad thing in this day and age GM at this point is showing they have a soul.

    They could easily ship the Nox to mexico for workers that will do it for a third of the price, and do it better as well...

    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    3 minutes ago, daves87rs said:

    Think the biggest issue is that they need to change with the times. When you're not willing to give, that is quite the bad thing in this day and age GM at this point is showing they have a soul.

    They could easily ship the Nox to mexico for workers that will do it for a third of the price, and do it better as well...

    I dont think its as much as having a soul as it is about having an obligation.

    To the Canadian Government in helping them with the bailout.

    And to the Canadian peeps as it was their money that they got during the bailout...remember...Canadian dollars were also given to them and maybe GM feared a backlash of the Canadian peeps if they had shuttered this plant down this way...

    Canadians do buy a lot of 'Noxes...and Cruises...and Volts...and Camaros...

    Remember...'buy American' or 'Make America Great Again' does not have the same punch here...ESPECIALLY concerning the auto industry...ESPECIALLY when America's recent trade policies regarding soft lumber and Boeing's recent tactics concerning Canadair's C Series and with Trump's confusing NAFTA speeches...

    I think GM bit the bullet for another 4 years....prolonging the agony...as it might sting them less in 4 years to close the plant then had they decided to close the plant now...it would hurt our feelings more now then it will 4 years from now.

    • Like 1
    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    1 hour ago, oldshurst442 said:

    I dont think its as much as having a soul as it is about having an obligation.

    To the Canadian Government in helping them with the bailout.

    And to the Canadian peeps as it was their money that they got during the bailout...remember...Canadian dollars were also given to them and maybe GM feared a backlash of the Canadian peeps if they had shuttered this plant down this way...

    Canadians do buy a lot of 'Noxes...and Cruises...and Volts...and Camaros...

    Remember...'buy American' or 'Make America Great Again' does not have the same punch here...ESPECIALLY concerning the auto industry...ESPECIALLY when America's recent trade policies regarding soft lumber and Boeing's recent tactics concerning Canadair's C Series and with Trump's confusing NAFTA speeches...

    I think GM bit the bullet for another 4 years....prolonging the agony...as it might sting them less in 4 years to close the plant then had they decided to close the plant now...it would hurt our feelings more now then it will 4 years from now.

    And there is truth to that as well....

    In honesty, I'd like to see GM invest a bit more in canada, rather than mexico. (though still way better than china) I don't like to see people lose jobs....especially since I have seen it with my own family.

    But when Wall Street talks and shareholders squawk, only money talks....

    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    21 hours ago, daves87rs said:

    And there is truth to that as well....

    In honesty, I'd like to see GM invest a bit more in canada, rather than mexico. (though still way better than china) I don't like to see people lose jobs....especially since I have seen it with my own family.

    But when Wall Street talks and shareholders squawk, only money talks....

    You know the old saying: money talks, BS walks.  The union did approve a 4-year contract to stay in Ingersoll.  I would say that GM will probably drop the plant after the terms are completed.

    • Agree 1
    Link to comment
    Share on other sites



    Join the conversation

    You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
    Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

    Guest
    Add a comment...

    ×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

      Only 75 emoji are allowed.

    ×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

    ×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

    ×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • google-news-icon.png



  • Community Hive Community Hive

    Community Hive allows you to follow your favorite communities all in one place.

    Follow on Community Hive
  • google-news-icon.png

  • Subscribe to Cheers & Gears

    Cheers and Gears Logo

    Since 2001 we've brought you real content and honest opinions, not AI-generated stuff with no feeling or opinions influenced by the manufacturers.

    Please consider subscribing. Subscriptions can be as little as $1.75 a month, and a paid subscription drops most ads.*
     

    You can view subscription options here.

    *a very limited number of ads contain special coupon deals for our members and will show

  • Similar Content

  • Posts

    • The did not give a reason.  The color could simply be an indicator of the charging speed.
    • @Drew Dowdell Did they say why the Silver Collar would not work with the adapter at charging Ford EVs?   Do they not have all the pins that support the slower charging in the NACS adapter?
    • Yes Hummer did have issues and the Lyriq shipped and then held to address software issues. Those are the only two that seem to still be working with their current software as they are the only EVs that support Android Auto and Apple Carplay as GM used the default Qualcomm software with minimal customization. Course the stupid thing is that they are planning to with the updates for the trucks and Chevrolet SUVs move all EVs to their custom software with no Android Auto or Apple Carplay. Hopefully when they realize they made the mistake everyone thinks they did, they will enable it as it is software switched off/on.  Yup we are in total agreement on GM messing up the Hybrid thing. Ford initially back in 2020 when Qualcomm started to announce OEMs that were going to use their Qualcomm Snapdragon system with Android OS that they would go with a customize experience protecting the end user's data from the cell phone companies. Then in 2023 they started to say they would keep it for ICE and not for EVs at the start of the year and by the end of the year the Ford CEO stated that all ICE and EVs would support Android Auto and Apple Carplay as the customers have stated it is an important part of their auto experience. Much like how Wendy's said at the start of the week in their investors meeting that they would roll out Surge pricing for peak hours of buying their food the internet had an uproar with millions sending via social media their unhappiness with Wendy's about surge pricing. Wendy's has now announced that the customer has spoken, and they will NOT be implementing surge pricing. Ford listened to their upset customers, GM has not realized that their customers are not happy about the lack of Android Auto / Apple CarPlay and I think this will bite them big time.
    • That’s a side effect, but no. It’s harder to do both engine and vehicle platform at the same time than it is to have them alternate in cadence.    but that’s kinda true of all major projects with large separate components.
    • I actually assumed it was more about extracting more money out of a vehicle/platform. Brand new vehicles will spike sales, even with an old engine. Then in a year or two they add a new engine to spike sales again. Rinse and repeat. 
  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • My Clubs

×
×
  • Create New...

Hey there, we noticed you're using an ad-blocker. We're a small site that is supported by ads or subscriptions. We rely on these to pay for server costs and vehicle reviews.  Please consider whitelisting us in your ad-blocker, or if you really like what you see, you can pick up one of our subscriptions for just $1.75 a month or $15 a year. It may not seem like a lot, but it goes a long way to help support real, honest content, that isn't generated by an AI bot.

See you out there.

Drew
Editor-in-Chief

Write what you are looking for and press enter or click the search icon to begin your search