Author: Green Jobs Oshawa

Green Jobs Oshawa is a coalition of workers, community leaders, environmentalists, labour and social justice advocates that includes Unifor Local 222, Canadian Union of Postal Workers, Durham Region Labour Council, Local 222 Retired Workers’ Chapter, Unifor Durham Region Environment Council, United Steelworkers Local 1005, Local 222 Political Action Committee, Centre for Social Justice.

  • Producing Medical Equipment for Social Need

    Expand Production to Include N95 Masks at GM Oshawa On April 24, the Canadian government announced a letter of intent to convert a portion of the GM Oshawa complex for the manufacture of much needed medical masks (personal protective equipment or PPE). Green Jobs Oshawa welcomed this important step forward. However, it soon became apparent that … Keep reading »

  • Open Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau: Order the Use of the GM Oshawa Plant for Essential Medical Production

    We call on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to issue an immediate order for the production of essential medical equipment and supplies in the Oshawa GM complex and related parts supplier facilities. This should be the first step toward establishing a publicly owned manufacturing centre that could supply strategically necessary goods in times of crisis. The … Keep reading »

  • Electric Vehicle Production is Possible in Oshawa

    Green Jobs Oshawa distributed this leaflet at the Unifor Constitutional Convention on Wednesday, August 21. It calls for government action to establish electric vehicle production in Oshawa, under public ownership. Oshawa could be the manufacturing centre for battery electric vans and other vehicles, anchored by production for Canada Post and other federal, provincial, and municipal … Keep reading »