June 14, 2008 / 12:47 AM / in 9 years

Court orders CAW to end GM blockade Monday: report

TORONTO (Reuters) - The Ontario Superior Court on Friday told the Canadian Auto Workers union to end a blockade of General Motors of Canada’s (GM.N) Oshawa, Ontario, headquarters on Monday morning, according to an online report by the Globe and Mail newspaper.

The judge allowed the 10-day-old blockade to continue for the weekend, saying that 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 the story.

The CAW set up the blockade one day after GM said it would shutter the plant in September 2009, along with three other North American plants, after both sides had signed a labor agreement in which GM said it would keep the plant open until 2011.

Reporting by John McCrank; Editing by Gary Hill

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