TORONTO, June 13 /CNW/ - The CAW will honour today's decision by Justice
David Salmers to grant an injunction to lift the current blockade and limit
picketing near General Motors' Canadian headquarters.
"The CAW respects the decision from Judge Salmers and will abide by the
terms for picketing near GM headquarters starting Monday," said Peter Kennedy,
assistant to the CAW national secretary-treasurer. "We applaud the judge's
acknowledgement that people have the right to peacefully protest unjust
decisions such as this."
"We are not giving up on this struggle," stressed Kennedy. "We are now
planning the next stage of our response to GM's unjust and unlawful decision
to close the Oshawa truck plant."
The CAW launched a protest against GM's decision on June 3 with a
blockade of GM headquarters. GM announced the truck plant closure only two
weeks after it signed a new collective agreement with the CAW that guaranteed
product allocation for the plant beyond 2011.
"We will look at all options available to us to force GM to live up to
the commitments they made in bargaining to keep the plant open," said Kennedy.
For further information:
For further information: Peter Kennedy, cell (416) 704-7707; or CAW
Communications, John McClyment, (416) 495-3766; or Angelo DiCaro, cell (416)