By Moira Warburton
TORONTO (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co
Ford employs approximately 4,600 workers at the Oakville plant.
"We have been arguing as a Local for the past several weeks trying to persuade the company from somehow avoiding this scenario but to no avail," Dave Thomas, president of Unifor Local 707, in Oakville, Ontario, said in a note to members that was posted on the union's website. "As always, it’s based on a business decision and it all comes down to dollars and cents."
Ford could not be reached immediately for comment.
In addition to the September layoffs, the plant will slow production as of Aug. 1, cutting one shift and reducing hours, Thomas said.
Ford's Oakville plant produces the Ford Edge, Ford Flex, Lincoln Nautilus, and Lincoln MKX.
(Reporting by Moira Warburton; Editing by Leslie Adler)
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Updated Date: Jul 20, 2019 04:05:21 IST