Nearly 3,000 workers at CAMI Automotive in Ingersoll went on strike last night at 11pm and it didn’t take long for the wave to hit social.
There were those that were against this idea…
There are also a TON of positive messages of support for the workers involved…
Here are the important facts you need to know:
- Unifor Local 88 and General Motors have made progress in their discussions over the last few weeks, but were not able to reach a new agreement.
- Workers at CAMI Automotive voted 99.8% in favour and officially walked off the job at 11pm last night.
- Among its demands, the union is seeking; higher wages, better benefits and GM’s commitment to invest in the CAMI plant in Ingersoll
- This is the first strike at a GM-owned plant in Canada in over 20 years!
Click the AM980 story to the right for full details and interviews.
That last point, GM investing & committing to the CAMI plant, is one of the biggest concerns and is really the heart of this strike. It’s based on some bad history as GM moved the production of the Terrain to Mexico from CAMI and cut over 600 local jobs.
Right now CAMI still produces the high-selling Equinox and part of their demands is the GM commits and invests in keeping the Equinox here in Ingersoll.
Keep listening to AM980 for the latest on this strike as it develops.