GM plays Mexico wildcard in Canada

2,800 production workers at Cami Automotive are on strike to secure new investment in the plant. The facility is owned by General Motors. The Ingersoll facility makes the popular Chevy Equinox

The company's warning to the union comes as a strike at its southwestern Ontario operation stretches into a fourth week. However, GM suggests that could change if Unifor doesn't throw in the towel soon.

General Motors Canada says it wants to reach an agreement with 2,800 of its striking workers in Ontario - but the automaker giant says global and domestic trade talks keep getting in the way.

The workers at the plant, which produces the hot-selling Chevy Equinox, walked off the line more than four weeks ago and GM is beginning to feel the pinch. "GM is turning its back on the entire community".

The union's national president Jerry Dias said on Thursday that GM representatives told the bargaining committee that the automaker is ramping up production of the Equinox at two plants in Mexico.

Dias said in a phone interview Thursday from Washington, D.C., where NAFTA trade talks are being held, that GM's comments were nothing less than a declaration of war on Canada.

The plants will assemble the model for the North American market, according to United States Unifor representative Jerry Dias.

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The union reports in a statement that GM halted production of the Terrain in Ingersoll, Ontario and that 100 percent of its production is now based in Mexico.

Earlier this month, Dias called the strike the "poster child with what's wrong with the North American Free Trade Agreement" - the policy now being renegotiated by Canada, the USA and Mexico.

In a Facebook post after the strike began, Dias observed that if you want to see what a NAFTA-caused race to the bottom looks like, go to Ingersoll, Ontario.

"We've been very clear from day one that those are long-term trade and market things that we just aren't going to be able to sign up for", said the spokesman.

The members of Unifor Local 88 walked off the job at the CAMI Automotive assembly plant on September 17.

GM now builds the popular Equinox at three North American facilities: the CAMI plant, and two Mexican plants.

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