St. Catharines union rep says they won't go down without a fight
A St. Catharines union rep says he's inspired to save Canadian jobs after attending a rally in Windsor.
Over 2,000 people rallied in Windsor's Dieppe Gardens this morning right across the river from GM's Head Quarters in Detroit.
President of Unifor Local 199 Greg Brady tells CKTB from Windsor they want a reversal in plans, or GM should put another product in the Oshawa plant.
He says they are not going down without a fight.
The protest comes after word from General Motors on Tuesday that its assembly plant in Oshawa will shut down later this year, eliminating 2,600 direct jobs.
Workers are being bussed in from Oshawa and across the province including St.Catharines for the rally which will includes speeches from Unifor National President Jerry Dias.
26-hundred people will be out of work later this year when the Oshawa plant closes.
The rally took place hours after GM announced its expecting 2018 profits to be higher than expected and suggested an even brighter outlook for 2019.