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Old 04-30-2015, 09:00 PM   #1
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Oshawa Plant to Lose 1000 Jobs

http://www.thestar.com/business/2015...this-year.html

GM Canada announced today that 1000 jobs will be lost at the Oshawa flex line plant when the current generation Camaro ceases production there on Nov.20. (later than expected?)

Workers interviewed on the local news this evening were not very happy, as there is no forthcoming announcement of a vehicle to take the Camaro's place at the plant - and if there is to be an announcement, it won't happen until after the new contract is negotiated with the CAW later in 2016.
http://www.ctvnews.ca/autos/gm-canad...ions-1.2352138

Many of us have developed relationships with plant employees through BBOMG events. It just seems so very sad that the fine people in Oshawa responsible for putting the 5th Gen car together and helping to make it the success that it's been, have to deal with this.

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Old 04-30-2015, 09:16 PM   #2
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Welcome to America. It's an American brand, should be built by Americans.
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Old 04-30-2015, 09:47 PM   #3
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Welcome to America. It's an American brand, should be built by Americans.
Chevrolet was started in 1918 in Oshawa, Canada.
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Chevrolet was started in 1918 in Oshawa, Canada.
I think it was founded in detroit.
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Old 04-30-2015, 10:06 PM   #5
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I think it was founded in detroit.
Yes Detroit in 1911 and 1918 in Oshawa.
I was just pointing out how long its been there, such a shame !
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Old 04-30-2015, 10:08 PM   #6
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Chevrolet was started in 1918 in Oshawa, Canada.
The point of my starting this thread was simply to inform members here of what transpired today as a result GM Canada's announcement and the potential impact that it may have on many of those folks who have been building these wonderful cars. Having met a few of the people who work in the plant and build these cars with such pride, I can't help but feel some empathy.

Secondary to that is the announcement that the plant will continue building Camaros until Nov. 20, which I was a bit surprised to hear.

My intent was certainly NOT to initiate a debate about where the Camaro should be built!! There'd been way-y-y too much back and forth about that over the years, IMHO!

So I humbly apologize if I have given some people the wrong impression by my passing along this news. If that's what you came away with, I'd ask that you take a second and re-read my initial post.

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Old 04-30-2015, 10:31 PM   #7
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Welcome to America. It's an American brand, should be built by Americans.
Gm has been in Canada for almost 100 years...the days of American ..or Canadian brand are long gone.
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Maybe they will move the plant to Texas so they can be built by Mexicans ??
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Old 04-30-2015, 10:54 PM   #9
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So sorry for those who will be caught up in these lay offs. Please know how much we appreciate your work and craftsmanship in building these fine cars. I love my 5th Gen Camaro and the quality of this car is second to none. Hope something comes through soon for the line and you are all back doing what you do best, building kick ass cars.
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Old 04-30-2015, 11:04 PM   #10
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Eff You Idiot. BTW Canada is part of the Americas. Graduate 1st grade yet dfault?

To the team in Oshawa, we are sorry to hear this. We will always appreciate your dedication and hard work that went into making our beloved Camaros. As one of the loyal 5th Gen buyers who went on the BBOMG plant tour a few years ago, we will always remember the way you welcomed us.....Thank you and be well.
Good to see someone post that knows what they are talking about.....way to show respect...
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Old 04-30-2015, 11:30 PM   #11
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Welcome to America. It's an American brand, should be built by Americans.
What about the parts made in Mexico and China? No need to wave a mullet around haha
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Old 04-30-2015, 11:34 PM   #12
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Forgive me for not being specific enough. Welcome to the "United States."

If it puts United States citizens back to work, or at least the place of assembly back in the states, I don't care what's opens in another country. If it makes me an @$$hole, so be it!
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Old 04-30-2015, 11:49 PM   #13
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this is terrible news.
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Old 04-30-2015, 11:55 PM   #14
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Welcome to America. It's an American brand, should be built by Americans.
And yet, foreign brands are more American than a Camaro. Say, the Tundra built here in Texas.

I know one of the guys here works there, I hope he isn't caught up in the lay offs.
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Old 05-01-2015, 12:08 AM   #15
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Sad news, I hope you all find work that is comparable, we all (well most of us) appreciate the quality and passion that was put into our cars. I hope our country can do it as well as you did, Thank You!
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man that is sad. GM should at least create a new model of car to take its place.

Any idea where the new Camaro plant is going to be?
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Old 05-01-2015, 04:57 AM   #17
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Sorry to here that. most of us has gone through is in life
but thank you for making such a fine car
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man that is sad. GM should at least create a new model of car to take its place.

Any idea where the new Camaro plant is going to be?
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Forgive me for not being specific enough. Welcome to the "United States."

If it puts United States citizens back to work, or at least the place of assembly back in the states, I don't care what's opens in another country. If it makes me an @$$hole, so be it!
You achieved it!

Guess the ship sailed for you on the whole global economy thing, huh?
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Old 05-01-2015, 06:09 AM   #20
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Maybe they will move the plant to Texas so they can be built by Mexicans ??

Don't laugh about this one...in the same report as GM Oshawa losing 1000 jobs, the big three are investing huge sums of money in Mexico for new plants and equipment......

apparently, they pay $8./ hour including benefits in Mexico...
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They would be happy with $5/hr and 1/2 benefits in Mexico.

It sucks for that other country, sure, but they'll adapt. If not, they'll be in the situation the United States has been in or got put into when jobs left.
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GM has been making stuff in Mexico for long time too and those people need jobs just as much as Canadians. It's a global company and I don't care who makes it as long as they do a good job, which is the real problem here (concerning the cars not the people who have to find new jobs). The Oshawa team did a pretty damn good job building the GenVs. I hope their replacements do the same.
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Don't laugh about this one...in the same report as GM Oshawa losing 1000 jobs, the big three are investing huge sums of money in Mexico for new plants and equipment......

apparently, they pay $8./ hour including benefits in Mexico...

General Motors announced yesterday it will invest $5.4 billion in U.S plant improvements during the next three years, including details of $783.5 million for three Michigan facilities.
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http://www.thestar.com/business/2015...this-year.html

GM Canada announced today that 1000 jobs will be lost at the Oshawa flex line plant when the current generation Camaro ceases production there on Nov.20. (later than expected?)

Workers interviewed on the local news this evening were not very happy, as there is no forthcoming announcement of a vehicle to take the Camaro's place at the plant - and if there is to be an announcement, it won't happen until after the new contract is negotiated with the CAW later in 2016.
http://www.ctvnews.ca/autos/gm-canad...ions-1.2352138

Many of us have developed relationships with plant employees through BBOMG events. It just seems so very sad that the fine people in Oshawa responsible for putting the 5th Gen car together and helping to make it the success that it's been, have to deal with this.

Best regards,

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That's sad. I hope they will get hired back to produce something else for GM.

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Chevrolet was started in 1918 in Oshawa, Canada.
And the founder was born in Switzerland and of French descent.
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I feel for the good folks at Oshawa who will be effected by this. They have produced a great product in the 5th Gen. They deserve better. Hopefully those who will be losing their jobs will get picked up for another production line... somewhere. I wish they could all be moved to Lansing to work on the 6th Gen.

I'm a little confused about the November shutdown date for the 5th Gen line, but I suppose that includes mothballing or relocating 5th Gen specific production equipment. Sounds pretty late to me - may also be a result of the current CAW contract and reflects a worker layoff date rather than a stop-production date. Surely the production of 2015MY Camaros has essentially ceased already. It also seems to me that the Lansing plant should begin building 6th Gens, well... any day now to satisfy dealer demands by October or so. I wonder if this all implies it may be Spring of 2016 before the first 6th Gens hit the dealer lots.
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