Loss of good jobs in Oshawa

Publish date: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 presidentsMessage

While good jobs are essential to our greater economy, they are critical to local communities where those good jobs spawn related businesses, and feed broader goods and service sector employment.

AMAPCEO stands in solidarity with its good friends at Unifor as they represent the 2,500 local workers who have been job threatened by General Motors’ decision not to manufacture products at their Oshawa facility – where the Oshawa and greater Durham community has supported the car maker for some 80 years.

The reverberation of this decision will wash over many smaller businesses and impact communities province-wide. 

All too often, when good jobs are lost, they are lost forever, only to be replaced by non-unionized service sector jobs with less stability, minimum wage salaries and few, if any, benefits. It is vital that all levels of government work together to find solutions that keep good jobs in our communities. And, it is inherent that government recognize that in times of economic uncertainty, the efforts of Ontario’s public services are even more important to its citizens.

Read Unifor’s article on ‘The Economic Impact of the GM Operations in Oshawa’.

Dave Bulmer

More about AMAPCEO and our Members: Established in 1992, AMAPCEO is a bargaining agent that represents 14,000 professional and supervisory public servants, most of whom work directly for the Government of Ontario in every ministry and in a number of agencies, boards and commissions; in 130 communities throughout Ontario and in eleven cities outside Canada. We also represent employees outside the Ontario Public Service in: the Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth; Waypoint Mental Health Centre in Penetanguishene; Public Health Ontario; Health Quality Ontario; the Ontario Arts Council and the Office of the French Language Services Commissioner.

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