Workers stream out of GM Oshawa plant amid reports of planned closure

TV report: General Motors plans to close Canadian assembly plant

And GM also isn't sure whether he'll make good on threats to impose 25 percent tariffs on vehicles imported from Canada and Mexico.

GM has yet to say how many workers accepted buyouts, or if it's close to meeting the staff reduction goals it set to better withstand leaner times. Some will take buyouts while others will be laid off.

Besides the five plants in USA and Canada, GM said it would cease the operations of two more plants outside North America by the end of 2019.

Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains listens to a question during a press conference on General Motors' decision regarding the future of its automotive plant in Oshawa, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018.

In addition to the white collar job cuts, the company is shutting down plants that make models it is discontinuing.

The US's largest carmaker, GM's brands include such well-known names as Chevrolet, Buick and Cadillac. It is unclear whether they will also be affected.

"Today our generation is facing a new Black Monday in the Mahoning Valley", Congressman Ryan said, "GM's announcement is devastating for the men and women working at Lordstown and everyone here in the Mahoning Valley".

Trump said he was being tough on Barra.

The company is battling rival automakers to be first in line to mass produce the cars of the future.

Frank Gunn/Canadian Press The GM plant in Oshawa on January 24, 2018.

"I promise you they will be back on their feet", Ford told the Ontario legislature. In 2012, traditional passenger cars comprised over 50% of vehicle sales in the USA, but during the first nine months of 2018, that number decreased to 31%. "The auto industry's been a big part of the province of Ontario for over 100 years", Henry said.

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She also conveyed the "government's disappointment on the recent tweets and comments by the USA president". Trump fired back in the Fox interview , insinuating it may have taken too long to capture bin Laden.

The Detroit-based union has already condemned GM's actions and threatened to fight them "through every legal, contractual and collective bargaining avenue open to our membership".

General Motors announced Monday that Lordstown, along with several other plants of operation, will remain "unallocated" meaning they won't receive any new product.

In February, the company said it would close one plant in South Korea. "As we're transitioning to the new truck architecture", she said. "I don't want to give up hope for this facility and these people. It would be like breaking up a family".

"We are right-sizing capacity for the realities of the marketplace", Chief Executive Mary Barra said, adding that the cuts were prompted by auto industry changes. The Chevrolet Cruze is built at the Trumbull County complex.

Those workers were told this morning that production will end on March 1, and there was no mention of another product being made at the plant.

Barra said the Cruze would no longer be sold in the U.S. Production would stop March 1.

GM has informed the Canadian government of the plan. Now the full-electric Chevrolet Bolt can go up to 238 miles on a single charge.

It plans to reduce annual capital spending to $7bn by 2020 from an average of $8.5bn a year during the 2017-2019 period. They have an 11-month-old at home.

The company said the changes were the results of shifts in consumer demand, with SUV and pickup truck sales increasing while sedan sales stall. "It's hard, it's frightful".

But moving that auto, the Chevrolet Cruze, south of the border brings the risk of provoking a backlash from President Donald Trump.

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