Magna International workers fear job ...

Magna International workers fear job cuts

There are 343 comments on the WJRT-TV Flint story from Oct 5, 2006, titled Magna International workers fear job cuts. In it, WJRT-TV Flint reports that:

Some Mid-Michigan workers were concerned Thursday that their paycheck may soon see a big cut.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at WJRT-TV Flint.

Troll

Harbor Springs, MI

#103 Nov 4, 2008
Magna came in to shut us down in late August; now we're in our "last chance phase" we're told. Our main problem is we cant make money or even break even at the end of the month and its been that way for a long time. Quite a few customer issues as well.
Dino - Intier Canada

Moncton, Canada

#104 Nov 9, 2008
Magna canceled the afternoon shift for D471 program in Mississauga, Ontario (Intier)
Obammy the Commie

Beckley, WV

#105 Nov 9, 2008
I wouldn't give the car companies a dime. They are where they are by folding to the greedy unions. The ones who confiscate worker's money to give to the commies. They demand more money and less work and quality. Why pay someone 6 figures for putting on the same damned lug nut all day. That is SUB minimum wage. Because of that we produce plastic CRAP that breaks after 2 miles and we don't honor the warranty. I will NEVER buy an American car ever again. I tried for years and got tired of the lemons and dishonored warranties. I do NOT have that problem with German cars. I make sure they are made 100% outside of the USA. I do not buy repair parts made in the USA. I look for union labels just to make sure I DO NOT buy them. Let the unions die, they are responsible along with the commies for the economy with their false controls on a free market. Let the car companies go tits up in the ditch. Besides, I am sure obammy and his commie friends will pay EVERYONE's mortgage, healthcare, and all those other things he promised.
Magna Employee

Dickson, TN

#106 Nov 12, 2008
MAgna is a great company. Every company in the Auto industry is felling the pain of the economy.you should be thankful you have a job.
happy to be working

Saint Catharines, Canada

#107 Nov 20, 2008
Observer wrote:
I'm willing to bet if you worked at our plant with the union, you would never want to return to canada again.
How is your wage structure if you don't mind me asking?
How many weeks Vaction and PAA(Paid absence allowence) do you get a year?
How many paid holiday's and negotiated days off with pay do you recieve around your holidays to spend with family and friends?
I know there is a lot of difference between our countries, the biggest being you have national healthcare and we don't but could you answer some of my questions.
I am really glad things work for the workers in Canada and I hope things continue to be good for you. Some day I how you can experience what we have being apart of a union.
If you would like, I would like to discuss this more through our emails. Please email me and we can talk about things and differences and perhaps we can take both of our experiences and enhance our plants in the future.
My email is [email protected]
Thank you for your time and post.
The Observer
i work for a non-union magna plant in southern Ontario. I've been working there for just over 3 years and couldn't be happier. We have a great management team, employees are treated fair and are payed amoung the highest in our industry in our region. As for a union I'd have to disagree
perhaps its different in the states.
Adam

Cambridge, Canada

#108 Nov 25, 2008
Another Magna plant in Ontario ( ONTEGRA ) will be shut down in march 2009 . Total over 400 go home .
temporary on earth

Montezuma, IA

#109 Nov 25, 2008
Obammy the Commie wrote:
I wouldn't give the car companies a dime. They are where they are by folding to the greedy unions. The ones who confiscate worker's money to give to the commies. They demand more money and less work and quality. Why pay someone 6 figures for putting on the same damned lug nut all day. That is SUB minimum wage. Because of that we produce plastic CRAP that breaks after 2 miles and we don't honor the warranty. I will NEVER buy an American car ever again. I tried for years and got tired of the lemons and dishonored warranties. I do NOT have that problem with German cars. I make sure they are made 100% outside of the USA. I do not buy repair parts made in the USA. I look for union labels just to make sure I DO NOT buy them. Let the unions die, they are responsible along with the commies for the economy with their false controls on a free market. Let the car companies go tits up in the ditch. Besides, I am sure obammy and his commie friends will pay EVERYONE's mortgage, healthcare, and all those other things he promised.
first the line workers are doing MORE work than they did 5 years ago as some jobs were put together. there is no lug nut installers that make six figures. actually I wonder where the six figure line workers are as I know none. dont lie here we know better. and then you call six figures SUB minimum??? it was greedy capitolists that ruined our econemy not the cars. this sounds like hitlers speeches when he took power as his first target was commies then capitolists then jews.... face it the fifth reich will not happen
Troll

Harbor Springs, MI

#110 Nov 26, 2008
Word from management at work of more magna divisions closing, announcements today and next week. Brownlie coming in next week to evaluate us...
Adam

Cambridge, Canada

#111 Nov 26, 2008
Troll wrote:
Word from management at work of more magna divisions closing, announcements today and next week. Brownlie coming in next week to evaluate us...
RIMLY and NASCOTE so far
Jeremy

United States

#112 Nov 26, 2008
Nascote is closing?
Adam

Cambridge, Canada

#113 Nov 26, 2008
Jeremy wrote:
Nascote is closing?
SORRY . RIMPLY and PLYDEX
Rius

Maple, Canada

#114 Nov 27, 2008
We got announce letter for closing yesterday, the closing will done by 1 June '09 at Rimply. About 500 people will losing job.
Troll

Harbor Springs, MI

#115 Nov 27, 2008
Adam wrote:
<quoted text>
SORRY . RIMPLY and PLYDEX
I was at plydex for a couple weeks years ago; it seemed like a well run facility at the time.
Adam

Cambridge, Canada

#116 Nov 27, 2008
Plastcoat does't look good too . The paint line already gone . 188 go home so far , assembly will be down in FEB 09 . Only moulding running in the big building ? Not looking good at all .
Adam

Cambridge, Canada

#117 Dec 1, 2008
Plastcoat buy out another 90 employees and 44 temp layoff today Dec 1 / 2008
Troll

Harbor Springs, MI

#118 Dec 1, 2008
Lexamar to expand paintline with moneys from our own budget; no Magna money. Rumor of work coming from other divisions. Still not turning a profit however; waiting to see what the result of the Brownlie visit scheduled for this week is. Lots of temps laid off for month of December effective today.
Nick Ontario Canada

London, Canada

#119 Dec 1, 2008
I work for MYTOX DECOMA - any rumours with MYTOX - THEY HAVE CUT THE THIRD SHIFT AND LAYING OFF.
Adam

Cambridge, Canada

#120 Dec 2, 2008
All the work from RIMPLY and PLYDEX will go to ................ POLYCON and ......... PLASTCOAT MOULDING . They are all DECOMA in Ontario and may be some will go to ......LEXAMAR .
Adam

Cambridge, Canada

#121 Dec 3, 2008
Nick Ontario Canada wrote:
I work for MYTOX DECOMA - any rumours with MYTOX - THEY HAVE CUT THE THIRD SHIFT AND LAYING OFF.
Hello Nick
Your MYTOX will be ok . Even now MYTOX only have about 50 employees , and POLYCON will be the DECOMA 'S HEART in future in Otario
Troll

Harbor Springs, MI

#122 Dec 3, 2008
Brownlie and/or his associates will be in Lexamar today. Anxious to see the results of visit.

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