Strike At Lear Plant Ends, Oshawa Production Back On Track For GM

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
strike at lear plant ends oshawa production back on track for gm

A brief, two-day strike at a Lear seat plant near Toronto has ended, with production at GM’s Oshawa plant back on schedule.

400 workers at Lear’s Whitby, Ontario plant walked off the job for two days after talks between Lear and the Canadian Auto Workers union broke down. The plant supplies seats for GM vehicles like the Chevrolet Camaro and Buick Regal, as well as other vehicles built at Oshawa.

Reuters reports that the consolidated line, which builds the current generation Impala, was down temporarily, while the flex line, which builds the Camaro and Regal, stayed active, although production was disrupted. Westcast, the prolific exhaust manifold manufacturer, is still affected by a strike at their Ontario plant, and no resolution with the CAW appears in sight.

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  • 28-Cars-Later 28-Cars-Later on Oct 30, 2012

    Looks like somebody hit the 'Undo' button.

  • Dimwit Dimwit on Oct 30, 2012

    It must have been a minor issue. I was going to go by today but got tied up. Oh well. I thought they were crazy, they'd had been only back for about a year since getting closed by all the craziness of a few years ago. A few other parts plants didn't make it during those dark days.