Union officials say Navistar's truck plant in Springfield will shut down two production lines for a week beginning Monday because of parts shortages.
On Friday GM also halted production on its flex line that produces the Chevrolet Impala and employs about 650 workers.
Union officials say almost 700 workers at the General Motors propulsion plant in St. Catharines were handed temporary layoff notices Friday.
GM said other operations in Canada, including the CAMI assembly plant, stamping operations in Oshawa and St. Catharines powertrain plant continue to operate. "They're still pretty supportive of the UAW", he said, but noted that depends how long the strike drags on.
About 49,000 UAW members went on strike at midnight Monday, closing about 55 GM factories and parts warehouses nationwide.
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GM Canada said it would restart production when possible. The workers will receive their full salaries as part of a separate agreement that will see vehicle production wind down altogether at the plant in December.
He said suppliers have fixed costs they'll have to carry through the shutdown and that the strike is putting a strain on the whole supply chain, testing business relations.
"If we get into next week, that's pretty cavalier", he said. Flores said the company knows the strike is "is impacting a variety of our stakeholders, including our suppliers", but he declined to speculate how many workers have been impacted.
UAW Vice President Terry Dittes, in a letter to members Thursday, said "some progress has been made" in the negotiations, "but there are still many of our memberships' issues that remain unresolved". "We are supporting our workers south of the border, because obviously they're trying to save their jobs, or improve the conditions for the ones that are working".