Saturday, June 14, 2008

UPDATE 1-CAW to end GM blockade Monday, but vows to fight on

TORONTO, June 13 (Reuters) - The Canadian Auto Workers said on Friday that it would honor an Ontario Superior Court order to end a 10-day-old blockade of General Motors of Canada's (GM.N: Quote, Profile, Research) Oshawa, Ontario, headquarters beginning Monday morning, but warned that the fight was far from over.

The judge allowed the blockade to continue for the weekend, saying the company acted "deceitfully" in announcing the shutdown of its Oshawa truck plant two weeks after signing a new contract with the union, according to a separate report.

"The CAW respects the decision from Judge (David) Salmers and will abide by the terms for picketing near GM headquarters starting Monday," Peter Kennedy, assistant to the CAW national secretary-treasurer, said in a release.

"We applaud the judge's acknowledgment that people have the right to peacefully protest unjust decisions such as this."

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