As the news broke that General Motors Co. will halt production at its Oshawa plant and four other North American facilities, Canadians took to social media to voice their feelings about the potential cut of 3,000 jobs in the Durham region.
I feel sick to stomach about all of this, 16 years I've been here and my wife another 11 years and never seen anything like this! Hopefully cooler heads prevail! #GMOshawa
— Chris Rochford (@stasher87) November 26, 2018
— zane cody (@zanecody) November 26, 2018
— Alex Funduk🎅 (@Transit122) November 26, 2018
Thousands of workers walked out of the Oshawa plant this morning in protest of the news.
“They are not closing our damn plant without one hell of a fight,” said Jerry Dias, a national president of Unifor, which is the union representing the Oshawa autoworkers.