Cami workers are heading from the picket line to Parliament Hill. Buses filled with 110 autoworkers pulled out of the Ingersoll plant lot at about 7 a.m. Friday, heading to Ottawa, where they will protest upcoming negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement. "We’re the poster child for NAFTA. This is exactly what we’re fighting about," said Mike Van Boekel, chairperson of Unifor Local 88, which represents Cami’s 2,800 employees. "We have to keep manufacturing in this country."
A London trucking firm has $4 million in tractor-trailers stranded behind picket lines and has laid off 100 workers due to the Cami strike, a company executive says. Four major Southwestern Ontario trucking firms ship parts to the Ingersoll auto plant and all are idle, stranding more than 200 trucks, said Rick Miller, vice-president of Doug Coleman Trucking in London. “It has had a huge impact on trucking in this area, definitely,” said Miller.
Striking autoworkers at Ingersoll’s Cami Assembly plant have made a new offer to GM Canada in the hopes of ending the labour stoppage, union leaders tell The Free Press. In a move to kickstart stalled talks between the two sides, the offer, made Thursday morning, represents movement by the union on monetary issues, said Mike Van Boekel, chairperson of the 2,800-worker Unifor Local 88. "We have made a proposal to the company and now we’re waiting to hear back," said Van Boekel.
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