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GM Reaches Agreement to End Canada Strike and Resume Production

  • Union demanded Ingersoll be designated the lead plant for SUV
  • Tentative accord may end strike that began on Sept. 17
Employees and Unifor members demonstrate outside the General Motors Co. plant in Ingersoll, Ontario in September.

Employees and Unifor members demonstrate outside the General Motors Co. plant in Ingersoll, Ontario in September.

Photographer: James MacDonald/Bloomberg
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General Motors Co. and its union in Canada reached an agreement to resolve an almost monthlong strike, a crucial step toward the largest U.S. automaker resuming production of one if its top models.

The carmaker and the Unifor union announced the tentative accord late Friday in statements that didn’t give details or say when workers will vote on ratification. Employees at GM’s plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, had been on strike since Sept. 17, compromising output of the Chevrolet Equinox sport utility vehicle that the company redesigned earlier this year.