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GM to Lay Off Workers in Canada During UAW Strike

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Sept. 19, 2019—General Motors is temporarily laying off about 1,200 workers in Canada while the union auto workers are on strike, reported CNBC.

The company did not specify how long the lay offs would last. the layoffs follow the UAW strike in the U.S. GM Canada said it had to reduce their production of GM pickup trucks by half since they can't get the components needed from the U.S. plants.

The GM Oshawa plant in Ontario, Canada, builds the outgoing Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks as well as the Chevrolet Impala and Cadillac XTS sedan. 

GM said the workers who have been temporarily let go will receive layoff benefits under the terms of the automaker’s collective agreement with Canadian trade union Unifor.

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