GM CAMI Ingersoll workers have built the Chevrolet Equinox since 2005 and solely produced the GMC Terrain since 2010;
CAMI workers are recognized for quality and productivity for Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain;
In Fall 2016, GM forecasted productivity levels (1,400+ units per day) and staffing would remain at current levels (3,000+);
GM announced in early 2017 the next generation GMC Terrain would not be built in Canada for the first time in its production history because of limited plant production capacity at GM CAMI Ingersoll;
GM announced in January 2017 that 625 workers would be laid off because of current model Chevrolet Equinox production ending one year earlier than previously stated;
GM CAMI will have ample capacity to build next generation GMC Terrain due to current model Chevrolet Equinox production ending;
For every auto job lost, the surrounding community loses seven, negatively affecting 4,375 jobs; and
Canada has seen zero new auto factories over the last five years, while Mexico has had nine new facilities.
We, the undersigned, Unifor Local 88, call upon the Government of Canada to secure future production levels at GM CAMI Ingersoll by:
1. Demanding GM reverse their decision to build the next generation GMC Terrain in Mexico and bring that production back to GM CAMI Ingersoll, maintaining production and staffing levels at 2016 numbers;
2. Engaging stakeholders to develop an effective National Auto Strategy, including (i) the integration of federal and provincial investment attraction, (ii) ensuring Canada's investment incentives are competitive and efficient, (iii) reversing automotive trade deficit with all countries, including Mexico.
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