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How GM forced Unifor to stand down

It isn't what Unifor's leadership was hoping for, but the new four-year labour contract at CAMI Assembly in Ontario is as good as they were going to get.

How GM forced Unifor to stand down

It isn't what Unifor's leadership was hoping for, but the new four-year labor contract at CAMI Assembly in Ontario is as good as they were going to get.

Unifor awaits response from GM following latest proposal to end strike

UPDATED: 9/28/17 11:01 pm ET - adds meeting details

Unifor leadership described a Thursday meeting with GM as “constructive” following the latest efforts to end a strike at the Chevy Equinox plant in Ontario.

GM, Unifor head back to bargaining as strike at Equinox plant continues

Unifor says there has been “some progress” in contract talks with GM. The two will resume negotiations at a hotel Wednesday, looking to end a strike at the Chevrolet Equinox plant in Ingersoll, Ont.

GM, Unifor resume talks as CAMI strike continues

UPDATED: 9/25/17 3:19 pm ET - adds GM statement

Canadian union Unifor met with General Motors on Sunday and presented a "comprehensive" labor proposal to the company in an attempt to end the week-long strike at CAMI Assembly.

Unifor submits proposal to end GM strike, but automaker hasn't responded

UPDATED: 09/25/2017 2:35 pm ET -- Adds details

General Motors confirms it has received Unifor's latest labour proposal amid ongoing contract talks with the union, on strike at the automaker's assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ont., where the Chevrolet Equinox is built.

Why GM and Unifor won't budge in negotiations

Unifor President Jerry Dias said the strike at General Motors' Ingersoll, Ont., assembly plant could play out for "quite a while." He could be right.

Why GM and Unifor won't budge in negotiations

Unifor President Jerry Dias says the Ontario strike could go on for "quite a while." Neither side has much incentive to move from its position.

Unifor strike at GM result of 'major philosophical differences'

Canadian workers striking a key GM assembly plant could picket for a long while, Unifor President Jerry Dias said. GM Canada urged Unifor to "resume negotiations."

New Infiniti Canada chief Adam Paterson wants brand to be known as innovative

New Infiniti Canada boss Adam Paterson will lean heavily on his marketing skills as he tries to carve out a bigger piece of the market for Nissan's luxury brand.

Unifor strike at GM result of 'major philosophical differences'

Workers striking a key GM assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ont., could picket for a long while, Unifor President Jerry Dias said. GM Canada urged Unifor to "resume negotiations."

GM struck by Unifor at Equinox plant in Ontario

UPDATED: 09/18/2017 11:20 am ET -- corrected

Unifor Local 88, which represents about 2,750 workers at CAMI Assembly in Ingersoll, Ont., said in a Sunday night post on its website that its bargaining committee was not able to reach a tentative contract with GM.

GM struck by Unifor at Equinox plant in Ontario

UPDATED: 9/18/17 11:11 am ET - corrected

Canadian workers assembling GM's top-selling crossover are on strike. Unifor Local 88, which represents about 2,750 workers at CAMI Assembly in Ingersoll, Ont.

Unifor says 'intense' contract talks progressing at GM's Ontario Equinox plant

UPDATED: 09/17/2017 8:45 pm ET -- Adds union update

Contract talks between General Motors and Unifor were described by local union leadership as intense but progressing just hours before Sunday night's strike deadline at CAMI Assembly in Ontario.

No deal yet at GM's Ontario Equinox plant as contract set to expire

A strike deadline of 10:59 p.m. Sept. 17 is set for the CAMI Assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ont. The plant employs about 2,750 workers and builds the Chevrolet Equinox crossover.

GM workers at Ontario plant authorize strike

UPDATED: 08/28/2017 10 am ET -- Adds background

Workers at General Motors' Ingersoll, Ont., assembly plant voted to authorize a strike should no labour agreement be reached next month.

GM workers at Ontario plant authorize strike

Workers at General Motors' Ingersoll, Ontario, assembly plant voted to authorize a strike should no labor agreement be reached next month.

Magna Q2 profits hit record on 3% revenue gain

Magna International's second-quarter net income edged up 0.5 percent to a record $561 million. Revenue during the quarter rose 3 percent, driven in part by higher sales in Asia.

Magna Q2 profits hit record on 3% revenue gain

Magna International Inc. reported record second-quarter net income of $561 million, up 0.5 per cent from a year earlier. Sales in Asia surged 10 per cent while they were up only slightly in North America.

Contract talks start at GM's CAMI plant in Ontario as layoffs loom

Collective bargaining at General Motors' CAMI assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ont., started Thursday as about 400 workers there are slated to be laid off this month. The current four-year deal expires Sept. 17.

Nissan Miss. plant workers reject unionization

Workers at Nissan's Canton, Miss., assembly plant have rejected unionization in a 2,244 to 1,307 vote.

Union vote gets ugly amid allegations of Nissan obstruction, UAW corruption

This week's vote at Nissan's Canton, Miss., assembly plant comes as the UAW and National Labor Relations Board accuse the automaker of violating labor law. But the UAW has its own problems.

FCA: Slump hits 11 months

Fiat Chrysler's U.S. sales fell 10 percent in July, as a sharp reduction in fleet deliveries compounded a decline in retail sales.

Chicago-area mechanics strike dealerships over work schedules

Mechanics are on strike in Chicago over work schedules. The union has asked for a guaranteed 40-hour work week -- a change dealerships reject.

Uncertainty grips rental-car agencies

The immediate challenge is a declining new-vehicle market. Long term, the companies face disruptions to their business model from sharing services and autonomous technology.

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