There have been several recent "deals" with GM. There was the 2008 one, before the bankruptcy, The 2012 one, which extended the life of the plant until 2016:
And of course the 2016 one which was supposed to extend the life of the facility to 2020, which is the topic of this thread:
Noted is this quote:
While GM has confirmed the investment plans outlined by Unifor, it also has said those plans depend on some level of financial support from the Canadian and Ontario governments.
Also, the meat and potatoes surrounding the deal:
And the actual deal itself:
The Company and the Union shall exchange, in writing, between July 20, 2020 and August 24, 2020 the proposals and demands with respect to the modification of this Agreement, and the proposals and demands with respect to any proposed new agreement to be entered into after termination of this Agreement on September 21, 2020. It is mutually agreed that any exchange of proposals and demands does not preclude changing or adding to such demands or proposals at a later date and that any such exchange shall not in any way affect the September 21, 2020 termination date of this Agreement.
This Agreement shall become effective at the beginning of the first pay period following receipt of notice of ratification by the Company from the Union and shall continue in full force and effect until 11:59 p.m., September 21, 2020 when it shall automatically terminate.
So per this quote:
Unifor, the union representing more than 2,500 workers at the plant, says it has been told that there is no product allocated to the Oshawa plant past December 2019.
Really, going into 2020, the plant is effectively done. So technically, they are killing the plant in 2020, which is when its contract is up. But it's a solid 9 months earlier than agreed on and the assumption of the union was of course that, given the track record, they'd be able to negotiate another deal with GM. It's pretty dirty for GM to do it this way, but perhaps they didn't want to be bothered with going through that process again, which, as per above, would have started as early as July 20th, 2020, when they had no intentions of continuing to operate the facility