Good news for Canada’s manufacturing sector; GM has confirmed plans to add a third shift to the Oshawa Flex Line to help meet demand for the 2014 Chevrolet Impala.
An article in the Windsor Star confirmed the move, as well as the retention of one shift at the Oshawa Consolidated Line, which gets a stay of execution until June, 2014. GM’s St. Catharines, Ontario transmission plant, will also get a third shift to produce six-speed gearboxes.
Under their new agreement with the CAW, GM has promised to maintain the current level employment with its 7,000 CAW workers, and invest $675 million into their Canadian operations. The exact terms of the deal are a secret, but this is a promising start if nothing else.