Clement sees indications of GM-CAW deal

Fri May 22, 2009 10:18am EDT
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BRAMPTON, Ontario (Reuters) - There are indications that the Canadian arm of General Motors will reach an agreement with its main union by the end of the weekend, Canada's industry minister said on Friday.

"My indications are that we will (have a deal by the end of the weekend)," Industry Minister Tony Clement told reporters in response to a question.

"If there are some minor issues that have to be sorted out, then so be it. But as long as there continues to be progress in those negotiations I'll be supporting those negotiations."

Clement added that with GM having reached a deal with the United Auto Workers, "I think that we will see that the CAW (Canadian Auto Workers) will also be in a position to announce something."

(Reporting by John McCrank; Writing by Jeffrey Hodgson; Editing by Peter Galloway)