Striking workers in front of the CAMI Assembly Plant in Ingersoll, September 18, 2017. (Photo by Miranda Chant, Blackburn News)

CAMI Workers, GM Resume Talks

Negotiations between General Motors and the union representing striking CAMI workers are back on.

GM responded Tuesday to a new proposal put forward by Unifor Local 88 over the weekend.

“Some progress has been made, therefore the Master Bargaining Committee, along with our National Representatives, will be moving back into the hotel to continue talks,” the union said in a statement on its website on Wednesday.

The two sides are meeting at a Woodstock hotel to continue working towards a new contract.

The movement comes more than a week after the Ingersoll assembly plant’s 2,800 workers walked off the job. It is the first time in over two decades there has been a strike at CAMI.

Job security is the main sticking point in the labour dispute. The union has been asking for a letter guaranteeing production of the Chevrolet Equinox crossover vehicle will not be shifted to another plant. Earlier this year, GM shifted production of the Terrain sport utility vehicle to Mexico, costing hundreds of positions at CAMI.

Two other key issues for workers at the plant are economics and contract language.

The union said it will continue to update its members as talks progress.