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http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idCATOR00311020080612?rpc=44

TORONTO (Reuters) - An Ontario court reserved a decision for an injunction sought by General Motors of Canada (GM.N: Quote, Profile, Research) to end a nine-day blockade of its Oshawa, Ontario, headquarters by the Canadian Auto Workers union, media reported on Thursday.

The Canadian Auto Workers union set up the blockade a day after GM said it would shutter its Oshawa truck plant on September 2009, along with three other North American plants. GM's announcement came just two weeks after the two sides signed a collective bargaining agreement in which the company said it would keep the plant open until 2011
 

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C'mon here. The CAW members are voicing their displeasure in a professional manner. They have the right to. Production is not being impeeded. Quality hasn't suffered. If you look back in time when GM's financial reports came out Canada was seperate to that of the U.S. Let's see! Who showed the biggest profits. CANADA. So don't teel me that Mexico is a better place to produce. Has vehicles made in Mexico differ in pricing when they are exported. NO.
 

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They are a business first and foremost, if its doent make sense to keep operating an ineffecient etc plant then yes close it down. GM isnt a welfare company.
It was a contract.

If I stop paying paying for my car my credit would be ruined.

Why the f' should GM be able to get away with this?
 

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Oh, correct, it wasn't in effect yet.

But they still can't walk away from it unless there was a clause that allowed them to. :v
 

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Oh, correct, it wasn't in effect yet.

But they still can't walk away from it unless there was a clause that allowed them to. :v
The devil is in the details, as they say.

I still don't see how a blockade is legal or even tolerated in Canada. Is it just a socialist state thing? Workers party and all that?
 

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C'mon here. The CAW members are voicing their displeasure in a professional manner. They have the right to. Production is not being impeeded. Quality hasn't suffered. If you look back in time when GM's financial reports came out Canada was seperate to that of the U.S. Let's see! Who showed the biggest profits. CANADA. So don't teel me that Mexico is a better place to produce. Has vehicles made in Mexico differ in pricing when they are exported. NO.
They blocked entry to the HQ so people could not work there so their production has been impeeded.
 

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It was a contract.

If I stop paying paying for my car my credit would be ruined.

Why the f' should GM be able to get away with this?
Because there isn't a clause in car loans saying if your car depreciates faster than your paying it off or if your car no longer runs you have an out. In this contract it was stated that if demand for the product is not there production can stop, which makes sense.Why would anyone want to make something that isn't selling?

You and I have all the right in the world to stop paying for our car, like you said our credit will be ruined. After this GM's image could be ruined. Not in my eyes though, but to each their own.
 

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Hey, as long as they're on the sidewalk and not on the property, there's nothing illegal about it.
They're standing in the street blocking vehicles. They're physically preventing people from travelling freely. That's legal in Canada?
 
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