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Hitachi builds plan to retain young workers


September 8, 2014
By Rock to Road

September 8, 2014, Guelph, Ont. – Hitachi is adopting a
no-layoff plant at its Guelph, Ont. truck assembly plant in an effort to retain
its skilled, young employees.

September 8, 2014, Guelph, Ont. – Hitachi is adopting a
no-layoff plant at its Guelph, Ont. truck assembly plant in an effort to retain
its skilled, young employees.

 

According to a report in The Globe and Mail, the company’s
new no-layoff policy will see workers retained during slumps in the market in
order to keep them on staff, rather than fire and hire employees and have to
retrain them.

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But there is a catch.

 

The company, and its suppliers, wants financial assistance
from the government. Hitachi representatives have approached both the Ontario government
and the federal government to financially support the initiative, though not at
a dollar for dollar level.

 

Suppliers and union officials are on board with Hitachi’s
idea, as it attempts to help sustain manufacturing jobs in a province that has
seen close to 500,000 losses in the sector since 2000.

 

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