Bargaining update #20: General Motors next target company in D3 negotiations

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|September 25, 2023

Unifor auto members,

Today we are announcing that General Motors will be the next target company in negotiations with Detroit Three automakers, with talks set to begin tomorrow Tuesday September 26.

Your bargaining committees will now work to negotiate the pattern setting agreement ratified by members at Ford of Canada in addition to GM specific issues in this second round of talks.

Watch this video message from National President Lana Payne.

Unifor’s negotiations with GM cover approximately 4,300 workers at the St. Catharines Powertrain Plant, Oshawa Assembly Complex and Woodstock Parts Distribution Centre. Unifor members at the Powertrain Plant build 6.8L, 5.3L, and 3.6L engines for a variety of vehicles, powertrains for the Chevrolet Equinox and Corvette, as well as a variety of engine component parts. Workers at the Oshawa plant build light- and heavy-duty Chevrolet Silverado trucks and the plant’s stamping operations supply various parts for GM North America.

For more information about the ratified pattern agreement with Ford of Canada visit:

For the latest updates on Unifor’s negotiations with Detroit Three automakers visit:

In solidarity,

Lana Payne, Unifor National President

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