General Motors announced today that they will close 8 plants, five of them in America and three outside of the US, including their flagship factory in Oshawa, Canada.
Plants scheduled to be closed in 2019 include Oshawa, Canada; Detroit, Michigan and Warren, Ohio; General Motors have also indicated that they will also close a plant near Baltimore in Maryland.
The closures include the assembly plant in Oshawa, Canada; Detroit, Michigan and Warren, Ohio and a site near Baltimore in Maryland.
The closure of the above plants will halt the production of some of its most popular branded vehicles, including the Buick LaCross, Chevrolet Volt, Cadillac CT6 and XTS and the Chevrolet Impala. Also on the chopping block are the older versions of the Silverado and Sierra.
As far as staff are concerned, GM admitted that 14,000 jobs in North America will simply disappear and follows the company’s announcement in February, that they will be closing their plant in South Korea. The two other international plant closures will be announced later.
The response from “UNIFOR” the company representing GM employees is frankly one of disbelief, below I have added their response to GM in full to the board of General Motors
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Credits and sources: UNIFOR local 222, BBC.UK, GM and my friends at Wikipedia for the GM Links.