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General Motors targeted by Canadian campaign with new TV ad trying to save 3,000 jobs

Posted at 5:31 PM, Jan 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-09 09:25:39-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — General Motors is the target of a new TV ad produced by the Canadian union Unifor with a clear message, don’t move job to Mexico.

This ad is timed to hit as GM has told the Canadian union they would keep options open on plans to close a plant in Oshawa, Ontario eliminating some 3,000 hourly and salaried jobs.

Unifor President Jerry Dias is now set to meet again Tuesday at GM headquarters in Detroit.

No other details are being released about GM and future plans.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said today he’s been talking with GM Chairman Mary Barra about the Detroit Hamtramck Plant that is also set to close in June and eliminate 1500 jobs.

The Mayor would not reveal what’s being discussed, but when asked if it could save the Poletown plant, the Mayor said, “Oh, I don’t know about that. That isn’t necessarily the conversation. But we’re having broader conversations with General Motors and I’ll leave it at that.”