Ford Motor Co’s cutting 185 jobs in September with possibly more to come in January.
That from the head of the local union, Dave Thomas, who says in a message to members the automaker’s easing production at the plant due to costs and slowing sales.
The president of Unifor Local 707 says the shift restrictions coming next month, which includes cutting five units per-hour from the production line among other schedule changes, will result in 185 permanent job cuts in September.
The news comes as the domestic market has seen 16 straight months of sales declines, and the auto industry deals with slowing sales in the U.S., and a sharp drop in China.
However, the crossover and SUVs produced at Oakville have fared better than cars.
Currently, there are about 4,600 workers at the plant.