A whole lot extra Normal Motors Canada staff have been briefly laid off because of the ongoing UAW strike in opposition to GM.
About 700 staff of the 1,100 on the St. Catharines, Ont., Propulsion Plant have been instructed to remain dwelling this week. The V8 and V6 engines they construct and export to america aren’t wanted as a result of 46,000 UAW members struck the automaker’s U.S. operations.
“We’re targeted on transmissions in St. Catharines proper now…primarily for CAMI,” GM Canada spokesman David Paterson mentioned.
GM Canada assembles the Chevrolet Equinox at its CAMI plant in Ingersoll, Ont. The Equinox is the automaker’s fourth most-popular car in Canada, behind the Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra and Chevy Blazer. It’s additionally considered one of GM’s hottest automobiles in america, trailing solely the Sierra in whole gross sales via the primary half of 2019.
Whereas a number of hundred staff in St. Catharines proceed to make transmissions for the Equinox, one other 100 or so at GM…