General Motors Canada/Unifor Tentative Deal “Great News” for St. Catharines/Niagara

A Statement from St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik on tentative agreement between GM, Unifor

Posted November 5th, 2020 on Niagara At Large

St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik

St. Catharines, Ontario  – The announcement (this November 5th) of the tentative agreement between Unifor and GM Canada is great news for St. Catharines, and Ontario’s automotive manufacturing industry.

Clearly both sides worked hard to reach a deal that is both fair to the employees of GM in our community, and in strengthening GM Canada’s position within a highly competitive global environment.

The planned $109-million investment in St. Catharines to support added engine and transmission production reinforces the plant’s position as one of the most efficient and highly productive plants within the GM North American manufacturing framework.

This announcement also builds on the recent $28-million investment in the renewable energy cogeneration project at the St. Catharines Propulsion Plant in partnership with Walker Industries.

Today is not just great news for the more than 1,000 GM workers and their families in our community, it is also a strong signal that St. Catharines is an important part of a global company that continues to grow and adapt in a rapidly changing auto industry.

Quote from Brian York,  City of St. Catharines’  Director of Economic Development and Government Relations:

“We well understand the importance of the auto sector and the impact General Motors has on our regional and provincial economy.  GM’s continued investment in the St. Catharines Propulsion Plant serves as a cornerstone of our community’s economic recovery.  Together we claim more than a century of combined innovation, leadership and resiliency.”

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