The Canadian Auto Workers union and General Motors of Canada Ltd. avert a strike with a tentative agreement that matches the pattern set in earlier negotiations by the auto maker's domestic competitors. But the union will lose up to 900 jobs over the life of the 3-year deal. “It's inevitable that we'll face some downsizing at GM, as we do at the other two companies," CAW President Buzz Hargrove says in a statement issued minutes before the midnight Sept. 27 strike deadline. “GM Canada's ...

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