Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Oshawa GM Plant Cuts Worker Shifts as It Slows Car Output, Adds Truck Line

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Oshawa GM Plant Cuts Worker Shifts as It Slows Car Output, Adds Truck Line

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GM plant slows car output, adds truck line

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OSHAWA, Ont. - GM Canada says it will temporarily lay off employees at its Oshawa, Ont., works as it restarts a truck assembly line and scales back car production to address shifting American buyer preferences.

Spokeswoman Jennifer Wright says that Oshawa employees who build Chevrolet Impala and Cadillac XTS passenger cars have been informed of additional down weeks but wouldn't give details of how many workers are affected or for how long.

She says an Oshawa plant assembly line that once produced the Chevrolet Equinox is being repurposed to build a truck, but the type of truck won't be released until January when production begins.

She says the change will have a "neutral employment impact" at the assembly plant. …

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