CAMI autoworkers and GM resumes bargaining.

On Sunday, the union representing striking CAMI car laborers and General Motors Canada are back at the bargaining table after the union made an offer to the automaker.

The company gave a reaction to the comprehensive bundle after the master bargaining committee met with Unifor national representatives on Tuesday.

“We met on Tuesday all day and we believe that we have enough to warrant going back to the hotel so all of the committee, the company and the union are moving back to hotel and hopefully in the next couple of days we can hammer out a deal,” said Mike Van Boekel, chair of Unifor Local 88.

“I’m not saying it was all good but there was enough movement between us to go back in.”

The two sides on Wednesday will meet at Quality Hotel and Suites in Woodstock.

Around 2,800 laborers at the assembly plant took to the picket line over seven days prior, striking over work security and future investment into the Ingersoll plant.

Among the rundown of needs, the union needs to guarantee that the plant is the last influenced by any cuts in production to the automaker’s populst Chevrolet Equinox line.

“The company likes profits,” said Van Boekel. “Well, we have a truck that’s hot and selling and customers want it. (We also) have community support, which has been overwhelming.”


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