With a strike deadline looming, the Canadian Auto Workers union and General Motors of Canada Ltd. have just two unresolved issues between them and a tentative settlement. Assembly line relief time is one sticking point, says CAW President Buzz Hargrove. The company wants to reduce rest time by two minutes at its three Oshawa, Ont., assembly plants. “We’re not going to do that,” Hargrove says. “That has to go. Relief becomes incredibly crucial for people if they’re going to survive and ...
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