When you break their part time hours down to stretch over what would have been a 40hour week before being ousted by a robot, they make the same as everyone else. If they weren't geting those wages Ontario would have went under in the 80's. Those wages float Ontario and it's service industry. With the majority of parts coming from Mexico and robots doing 80% of assembly there is only one place to point fingers when it comes to the auto industry down fall. Management!
Look into the screw ups by GMAC who was giving all these huge "cash back' on autos and financing just about anything. You can finance a damn near anything through GMAC but we haven't heard one word about that have we.
Look at this entire crisis scam. Who has been blamed and who is footing the bill? How many taxpayers have been bailed out? How many managers have lost their jobs for their loose spending habits and excessive wages and bonuses?
None of these companies will be able to function without the consumer spending.
What has been done to help the consumer who is the true backbone of the economy?
Have you gotten a cheque or a huge tax break to enable you to go spend and keep the economy rolling?
Nope. We just get lied to that inflation is growth and it is good.