General Motors to lay off 4,000 workers in North America

04 February, 2019, 23:25 | Author: Billie Castillo
  • HAMTRAMCK MI- OCTOBER 11 Assembly line workers assemble Chevy Volt electric vehicles and Opel Amperas at the General Motors Detroit Hamtramck Assembly Plant

General Motors says it has largely completed salaried job cuts in Canada as part of a wider restructuring announced last November.

At the time of the announced restructuring, GM had about 2,000 salaried employees in Canada as part of about 50,000 salaried workers in North America.

As of Sunday afternoon, it was unclear which jobs or departments would be affected by the expected layoffs, or if salaried workers in the remaining Ontario GM plants - CAMI Automotive in Ingersoll and the St. Catharines Propulsion Plant - would be impacted.

GM has a broader plan that will see three North American assembly plants and two component factories close by the end of 2019.

"You know, the United States saved General Motors, and for her to take that company out of OH is not good", Trump said in November.

The reduction of about 14,000 jobs was first announced in November, along with plans to close four US plants and one in Canada while discontinuing several sedan models.

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GM officials have said they expect to add 2,700 jobs at various United States factories across and that USA union staff would be offered transfers.

Trump has said that he let GM CEO Mary Barra have it during a telephone call in which he was "very tough".

Numerous layoffs will happen at GM's technical center near Detroit. President Donald Trump plans to deliver the annual State of the Union address a day earlier on Tuesday. More than 6,200 jobs are at stake.

Local 4 has learned the severance packages are similar to the ones offered in the voluntary round, which means six months of severance pay and health care for those with 12 years of service or more.

GM is scheduled to release its fourth-quarter earnings on Wednesday.

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