INGERSOLL, ON, Sept. 28, 2021 /CNW/ - Unifor welcomes today's announcement from General Motors BrightDrop that its newest electric light commercial vehicle will be built at the CAMI assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ontario.
"Our highly skilled members at CAMI are the best fit to deliver large scale production of both models of GM's zero-emission electric delivery vehicles and meet increasing global demand," said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President.
In addition to production of BrightDrop's new EV600, General Motors announced it will build a mid-size model of the electric delivery vehicle, the EV410, starting in 2023. Verizon is slated as the first EV410 customer.
"We know worldwide demand for front-door delivery is growing exponentially. Our members are proud to step up and build the next generation of vehicles that will help reduce carbon emissions and meet the needs of our rapidly changing economy," said Mike Van Boekel, CAMI Plant Chair.
Unifor Local 88 represents 1,900 workers at the CAMI Assembly Plant who will begin production of the EV600 in November.
In January General Motors announced a $1 billion investment to transform the CAMI assembly plant into Canada's first mass-market producer of electric commercial vans.
Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.
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