GM to keep second Oshawa plant open until 2016
Some good news for GM workers in Oshawa.
An assembly plant that was slated to close in August of 2014, will now stay open for at least two more years.
The plant currently makes the Chevy Equinox and the Chevy Impala, and the move saves between 6 and 7 hundred jobs, according to the union.
Ron Sveljenko is the President of Unifor Local 222, who represents the GM workers says increased demand for both the Equinox and Impala led to this move from the automaker.
But he hopes bigger news could come in the future.
"By being an existing plant, continuing to produce vehicles, then we're in the opportunity to get the next vehicle, and that's what we're looking for."
Currently there are 35 hundred people employed by both this plant, and the GM Flex plant. That one runs on three shifts and builds the Cadillac, the new Impala, the Camaro and the Buick Regal.