Canadian General Motors Plant Hit By Wildcat Strike

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler

A wildcat strike at GM’s CAMI plant briefly shut down the assembly plant where the GMC Terrain and Chevrolet Equinox are produced.

The strike lasted a mere 2.5 hours. According to the QMI news agency

“…a worker at the plant said the incident started in the morning when [a worker] was raising a concern with a plant supervisor and was ordered to leave the plant along with another union official.

The worker said the walkout affected production at the plant which is running at capacity with three shifts, six days a week.”

The worker in question, Mike van Boekel, is the unit chairperson for Unifor Local 88. He told QMI that as part of the terms of the settlement, he has been asked not to speak about the incident.

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  • PrincipalDan PrincipalDan on Sep 29, 2014

    Good lord, when was the last "wildcat" strike at a GM plant?

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    • SpinnyD SpinnyD on Sep 29, 2014

      @mikey And Toyota pays Double time on Sundays as well.

  • Mandalorian Mandalorian on Sep 29, 2014

    Is GM sure it wasn't a Hellcat Strike?

  • Drzhivago138 Drzhivago138 on Sep 29, 2014

    As someone unfamiliar with certain labor terms, I thought for a split second the headline was literal.

  • Malikknows Malikknows on Sep 30, 2014

    Oh, I'm going to run right out and buy one of these cars -- not.