Chris Herhalt, CP24.com
Published Saturday, December 1, 2018 4:34 PM EST
Last Updated Saturday, December 1, 2018 4:51 PM EST
Canada's largest private sector leader stressed tensions with the biggest Saturday of Ontario Premier Doug Ford, when it comes to the future of automated manufacturing in Oshawa, continuing to improve, saying Ford "F *** you" on television speech .
"You know Doug, F *** you," said President Unifor, Jerry Dias, after dismissing Ford's complaint that he shared the prime minister's personal cell phone to his members who then flooded Ford's phone with calls and messages.
"You have to know this, I would never do that, I'm a public figure, I have a lot of work to do and I'll talk to our members someday, I'll talk to anyone," said Day on the accusation. "He exhibited it to social media knowing that I never did it."
Then he played a voice message he received this last week, where a man called him a "pale stupid buffer" for the opposite construction of tubes.
"That was probably the most correct thing I received," he said.
Last week, General Motors Canada confirmed that the Oshawa Assembly Plant, with over 2,500 Unifor workers building four different vehicles, would close by 2019.
In the Question-Period last Monday, Ford told the legislature that GM indicated "the ship had already left the dock" when it was trying to convince the manufacturer that Ontario taxpayers helped resign in 2009 to return a course.
This statement urged the opposition and Unifor to criticize Ford not to fight for workers, some of the computers responded not fruitful because of the lack of interest in GM to negotiate with the federal and provincial governments.
Ford said the NDP and Unifor "have prevented a false hope" suggesting that GM closure could be avoided.
"(Ford) had the heart to say that everyone, saying that we would fight, had the nerve to say that we give a false hope that we are incapable," said Dias.
Oshawa's GM plant was operating since 1953 and at its peak, hired tens of thousands of employees.
A spokesman for Dias later asked for an apology to swear on television television, saying he "worked in the situation of GM Oshawa."