October 21, 2019 – General Motors Canada resumed vehicle production at its Oshawa, Ont. facility on Friday despite the continued labour conflict in the United States, where 48,000 workers will continue to strike for at least one more week as the United Auto Workers members vote whether to ratify the tentative agreement with the automaker. GM Canada was forced to scale back production at its plants in Oshawa and St. Catharines, Ont. during the strike given the integrated, just-in-time nature of North America’s auto manufacturing industry. It closed the Oshawa plant first, halting car and truck production and sending about 2,100 workers home one month ago.