GM Must Replace Lost Camaro Production on a One-to-One Basis, says CAW

GM Must Replace Lost Camaro Production on a One-to-One Basis, says CAW 
Press Conference Details Below 
OSHAWA, ON, Dec. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - The CAW is reacting in anger and frustration 
at the leaked announcement by General Motors that the company will allocate 
the next generation of Camaro to its Lansing, Michigan assembly plant, instead 
of the Oshawa Flex Plant where it is currently built. 
The decision will cut between one third and one quarter of production in 
Oshawa and will occur in late 2015, early 2016. The union is calling on 
General Motors to replace the production on a one-to-one basis, ensuring that 
no jobs are lost. 
"General Motors has once again shown a complete and utter disregard for its 
workers and also Canadians in general, whose tax dollars kept the company out 
of bankruptcy," said CAW National President Ken Lewenza. While the exact 
number of jobs that may be lost has not yet been accounted for, removing 
Camaro could have the effect of closing down a number of auto parts companies. 
"This decision will cause yet another devastating shock to the Durham Region 
and the country's auto industry," said Lewenza. Lewenza called the 
announcement and its timing both "callous and poorly thought-out." 
"The timing of this announcement couldn't possibly be any worse," said CAW 
Local 222 President Chris Buckley. "Our members are now going into the holiday 
season wondering what will happen to them and if they'll have jobs in the 
future. General Motors must now explain to our members and Canadian tax payers 
why they are pulling more production out of the country." 
Press conference: 
The CAW will be responding via a media conference call today at 2 p.m. at the 
CAW Local 222 Hall in Oshawa - 1425 Phillip Murray Avenue. 
Please call 1-888-886-7786 
please call CAW Communications Shannon Devine (cell) 416-302-1699, John  
McClyment (cell) 416-315-3202, CAW Local 222 Communications Director  Joe 
Sarnovsky (cell) 905-439-1007 
SOURCE: Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW) 
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CO: Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW)
ST: Ontario
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