With rounds of drinks staying poured at the bar upcoming to the Typical Motors assembly plant in Oshawa, Canada – and a Santa Claus chatting up shoppers – the collecting could have been mistaken for a celebration. As an alternative, it marked the final working day of output for the sprawling truck plant that has left hundreds scrambling for careers in the new year.
The closure in the metropolis 31 miles north-east of Toronto comes practically a year following GM first introduced the finish of the plant, as element of a wide price-cost savings initiative, prompting outrage from employees, unions – and the country’s prime minister.
Soon after last truck rolls off the assembly line, virtually 2,600 work at the firm will vanish, as properly has thousands of other folks tied to supply chains.
“GM demanded concessions from workers and from retirees, which they acquired. And they are however