Ford employees facing potential layoffs in the Oakville plant in the new year.

Unifor, the union representing workers at the Oakville Assembly Plant, called “the allocation of new products” after Ford announced there may be as many as 450 jobs were lost in 2020.

“New or expanded vehicle allocation is needed to prevent the loss of permanent jobs in Oakville Ford plant,” said National President Jerry Dias Unifor.

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This new layoffs, which is anticipated for February, came after the release of 200 employees this past September.
“For months Unifor has urged Ford to come up with a plan to avoid this scenario,” said Dave Thomas, president of the local Unifor 707.

“Ford realized the Ford Flex and Lincoln MKT coming to the end of their production life cycle,” he continued.

Additionally, Unifor and Ford will begin negotiations for a new CBA that began in 2020. “Overall Ford remains a very strong brand in Canada with the support of loyal customers and workers who are ready to build a new product,” added Dias.

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