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Economy, Society

Workers ratify agreement to make electric vans in Canada

Workers at a General Motors (GM) assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ontario have voted overwhelmingly to ratify a labour agreement that will have them produce electric vans for commercial deliveries. About 1,900 people work at the plant which currently assembles the »

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A city in shock- GM plant closes

By the time you read this, the last vehicle made by General Motors in Oshawa Ontario will have already rolled off the line, the last in over 100 years of automaking history at the plant. After a bitter year-long and »

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Canadian backlash against General Motors grows

City of Toronto siding with labour union: bans GM vehicles from Mexico After about 100 years of vehicle manufacturing in Oshawa Ontario, General Motors has decided to close its award-winning plant and move any future production to its U.S. and »

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The LINK Online, Feb. 15,16,17

Your hosts: Levon, Terry, Marie-Claude, Marc (video of show at bottom) Legendary British rock star Sting performs in solidarity with General Motors workers in Oshawa This week, Gordon Sumner aka “Sting” took the cast of his hit musical to the »

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Sting to support Oshawa GM workers

Brings “Last Ship” musical to Oshawa After 100 years or so of making vehicles in Oshawa, and as the major employer in the city, General Motors announced late last year it would close the plant. Sting (Gordon Sumner) knows what »

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General Motors: Firm on Oshawa closure

Union vows to continue pressure to maintain production The General Motors carmaker has had a major presence in the Oshawa area for some 100 years.  During the Second World War, the plant was a critical factor in the Allied victory »

Economy, International, Politics

Major blow to Canada’s economy: GM automaker closing

In an announcement to be made within hours, General Motors is expected to announce the end of operations in the city of Oshawa Ontario Some 2700 unionised  and salaried jobs would be affected directly, but some 29,000 other auto industry »

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General Motors workers on strike over jobs- NAFTA blamed

Almost 3,000 workers at a GM manufacturing plant in Ontario walked off the job on Sunday over concerns about the future of their jobs. Even as trade talks continue among Canada, the U.S, and Mexico regarding the North American Free »

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Surprise move in international trade. Canada loses

(comments to all RCI stories may be added by scrolling to the very bottom of any story page) US President Trump has been railing against the North American Free Trade Agreement, NAFTA, as he says it’s been allowing American companies »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

Another setback for groups opposed to GM salmon

Environmental groups have been very concerned since the government granted approval for the creation of genetically modified salmon. A bio-tech firm established in the maritime province of Prince Edward Island has created a salmon that grows bigger, faster than natural »