General Motors Corp. says it will begin July 1 laying off 1,100 employees at its St. Catharines, Ont., facilities because the complex makes parts for a rear axle that is being phased out of production by American Axle & Mfg. Inc. “The brake components are no longer required on new models,” says a GM of Canada Ltd. spokesman. The move quickly raised the ire of the Canadian Auto Workers union President Basil “Buzz” Hargrove, who promised the job cuts would be an issue during national ...

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