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Unifor, General Motors meeting this afternoon

Media conference scheduled for 4 p.m.

By Dave Flaherty/The Oshawa Express

Unifor national president Jerry Dias is scheduled to meet with General Motors executives in Detroit today at about 2 p.m. to discuss the future of the plant.

After a meeting held shortly before Christmas, Dias said company officials had stated they’d make a decision on Monday (Jan. 7) as to whether they’d work with Unifor to try and keep the plant operating.

It is not clear which representatives of General Motors will be present during the meeting.

Dias is expected to address the results of the meeting during a media conference scheduled for 4 p.m.

Check for further updates later this afternoon.

Unifor Canada has scheduled a rally in Windsor on Friday, Jan. 11 at the Dieppe Gardens.

“Oshawa is GM’s most flexible plant, capable of making cars, SUVs, and trucks, there is every reason for it to keep manufacturing here unless the company plans to disinvest from Canada,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor national president. “GM’s decision to leave Oshawa without product while ramping up manufacturing is a slap in the face of all Canadians.”