General Motors Canada announce 170M plan for Oshawa plant that will bring 300 jobs

Unifor National President Jerry Dias speaks during press conference in Toronto on Friday, January 25, 2019. The heads of Unifor and General Motors Canada are set to make an announcement this morning about the future of operations in Oshawa, Ont. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette


TORONTO _ General Motors Canada says it will invest $170 million dollars in its Oshawa, Ont., plant to transition the facility from manufacturing vehicles to stamping, sub-assembly and autonomous vehicle testing.

GM Canada president Travis Hester says the move will save 300 of the approximately 2,600 union jobs at the plant.

He made the announcement this morning in Toronto alongside Unifor national president Jerry Dias.

GM announced last November it would cease production at the Oshawa plant by the end of 2019.