The union representing Canadian autoworkers is scheduled to meet today with officials from General Motors in hopes of convincing the automaker to bring a new product to its Oshawa, Ontario plant instead of shutting it down.

Unifor National President Jerry Dias will be lobbying GM to save the jobs of 2,600 workers at Oshawa GM and 2,700 more at auto parts suppliers that service the plant.

“Unifor presented General Motors with solid options to maintain production in Oshawa last month,” said Dias. “Our position is clear that we expect GM to allocate product and continue plant operations past 2019.”

The Canadian union has embarked on a Save Oshawa GM campaign, which is similar to the “Drive it Home” campaign organized by community leaders and the United Autoworkers union which is designed to convince GM to bring a new product to it Lordstown plant instead of shutting down in March.

Unifor's lobbying efforts include a TV commercial condemning GM's decision to abandon the Oshawa plant.

In addition to airing on national news channels including CBC, CTV, and BNN Bloomberg, the new advertisement will appear on Hockey Night in Canada and WXYZ Detroit, where GM is headquartered.

The union is also hosting a solidarity rally on Friday in Windsor, Ontario.

GM announced late last year that it planned to close four plants.