Unifor said GM will modify all general ventilation air houses at CAMI to run with 100-percent fresh-air intake “effectively quadrupling our fresh-air intake running with zero recirculation.”
“Normally at this time of year, we are running at about 25-percent fresh-air intake and 75 percent is recirculated air. The cost is obviously going to go up.”
GM Canada spokeswoman Jennifer Wright wouldn’t immediately say how much the operating changes will cost the automaker.
GM will also turn on “as many exhaust fans as possible,” the union said.
Clean work stations
CAMI is also unique in that hourly employees rotate jobs every shift — some every hour, others quarterly during a shift — and that means an increased sharing of tools, work stations and tables. No other Detroit 3 factory operates that way. It presents health and safety concerns for Unifor, said Van Boekel.
“We are in talks with the company about the amount of time you’re going to get paid to clean your work…