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"No more loyalty," GM Oshawa workers describe a feeling released at the Windsor rally



At Windsor rally, workers at the General Motors (GM) Oshawa plant painted a picture of low morale and described a sense of betrayal.

The event was one of the latest Unifor's steps, which GM showed its disappointment and anger over the shutdown decision.

Dave Greenwood has been working with GM for 30 years. He said that people "cry at the factory" and is no longer proud that GM is a worker.

"We are frustrated. We were faithful GM customers, loyal GM employees, and it's not just loyalty back. It's a shame, a shame for General Motors," said Greenwood.

"Everyone supports one another, but at the end of the day is fear, anxiety, panic, uncertainty."

Electrical engineer GM Oshawa Doug Lyon believes that closing the plants will not stop the Oshawa plant.

Dave Greenwood is a 30-year veteran GM worker in Oshawa. (News CBC)

"The only way to overcome these corporate greedy people is to show solidarity and stick together," Lyon said, wondering why GM is closing down a factory that produces a product of the highest quality.

Greenwood said that the workers did everything they asked of them, including laying a new truck in six months and meeting with a quality matrix.

"I'm really upset about the company I'm working on now," said Greenwood.

Doug Lyon is an electrician at GM Oshawa. (News CBC)

Anto Christmas contests GM's claims about training opportunities for people who will lose their jobs.

He said that workers who applied for a similar program before they found out that they were not eligible because they had a university degree.

"It's a crocodile," said Christmas.

Lyon is thinking about what GM said about the thousands of jobs in the Durham region that workers can turn into "direct lies".

Cassie Lovelock, GM Oshawa, a production worker, says she does not know what to do. (CBCNews)

And Cassie Lovelock, who was excited to attend the rally, does not know what to do.

One thing that she believes is that after she has been a loyal buyer of GM all her life, she will no longer be "loyalty".

"You can bet your ass that I will no longer buy a GM vehicle," Lovelock said.


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