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Corolla move boosts Unifor drive

The respected industry publication Automotive News is reporting today that Toyota’s decision to move production of the Corolla to Mexico is giving a boost to efforts to bring Unifor to the company’s plants.

“Here they are, sending the bread and butter to Mexico. It was an eye-opener,” Lee Sperduti, a team leader in the final assembly area of the Cambridge plant, […]

By |May 23rd, 2015|Corolla, Events, News|0 Comments

First town hall hears Team Members’ concerns

Team Members taking part in Unifor’s telephone town hall Sunday afternoon expressed deep concern about Toyota’s decision to move production of the Corolla to Mexico.

“People deserve real answers so they can plan their lives,” Unifor National President Jerry Dias said during the town hall.

In a survey conducted during the town hall, 90 per cent of those on the phones said […]

By |May 4th, 2015|Corolla, Events|0 Comments

Telephone Town Halls

Unifor is holding two telephone town Halls this coming Sunday, and the following Tuesday, to answer any questions Team Members might have about what Toyota’s decision to move production of the Corolla to Mexico means to them.

These meetings are being held by phone to enable more people to participate, since you can call in from anywhere to take part. With […]

By |April 29th, 2015|Corolla, Events, News, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Legal questions answered

Toyota Team Members deserve to know what their legal rights are, in the wake of Toyota’s decision to move production of the Corolla to Mexico.

And Unifor is providing the answers.

We put several questions to Unifor Lawyer Anthony Dale, who is also director of Unifor’s Legal Department. His answers are below.

You can also ask Dale more questions at two upcoming telephone […]

By |April 29th, 2015|Corolla, Events, News|0 Comments

Team Members deserve answers

In an editorial today, the Waterloo Region Record demanded that Toyota Canada President Brian Krinock give Team Members — and their community — straight answers on what lies ahead after Toyota’s decision to move Corolla production to Mexico.

“Name for us — and your workers — the car that will be built in Cambridge. Tell us how many vehicles of the new […]

By |April 23rd, 2015|Corolla, Media, News|0 Comments

Corolla shows why Canada needs an auto policy

With no comprehensive or deliberate plan to keep automakers in this country, or attract more, Mexico is stepping into the void and seeing more and more plants built.

That’s why Unifor has been pushing for an auto policy in Canada. A recent independent study published by Unifor showed how important the auto industry is to the entire Canadian economy.

And this week’s […]

By |April 22nd, 2015|Corolla|0 Comments

New vehicle can’t have same volume as Corolla

Toyota workers feel “betrayed” by the company’s decision to move Corolla production from Cambridge to Mexico, Unifor National President Jerry Dias told the Windsor Star.

“The workers are furious, and for good reason,” said Dias, warning that even the promise of a new vehicle offers little comfort to Team Members worried about losing their jobs.

“A vehicle with a higher complexity can, […]

By |April 17th, 2015|Corolla, Media|0 Comments

Corolla moves to Mexico

Toyota officially announced in Tokyo this morning that it is shifting production of the Corolla from Cambridge to Mexico.

The new plant is expected to open in 2019, and cost $1 billion.

The company also said its Canadian plants will focus on more expensive mid-sized vehicles.

To read more, click here.

For background on this story, including speculation about this decision over the past […]

By |April 15th, 2015|Corolla, Media, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

BACKGROUND — Canadians love their Corolla

The Corolla’s popularity in Canada has only grown since the company started manufacturing the vehicle in Cambridge in the late 1980s, as an article on wheel.ca, a division of the Toronto Star examines.

“Canadians have made the Corolla their own in many ways — from building the Corolla to the highest quality standards in the world, to buying them one million […]

By |April 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

BACKGROUND — Cambridge named Toyota’s leadplant for Corolla

In an article for wheels.ca, a division of the Toronto Star, TMMC chairman Ray Tanguay said that while Toyota manufactures the Corolla at eight plants around the world, the Cambridge plant was selected to be the leadplant worldwide.

“In his words, the input from the Canadian team was ‘huge’,” the February 13, 2015 article says.

“The latest Corolla has been a huge success […]

By |April 15th, 2015|Corolla, Media, News|0 Comments