Oshawa plant-closure story unfolding by the minute
Remember that controversial no-strike agreement between the Canadian Auto Workers and Magna International from last year? Well, it appears that the same type of arrangement is informally at work, at least for the moment, in the CAW’s fight with GM over the closure of an Oshawa truck plant. According to the Toronto Star’s Web site, CAW workers blockaded GM’s Oshawa headquarters this morning, even as others continued to show up for their shifts at the facility. They’re protesting but not striking. Arguably, they can’t strike. There is no market for the trucks the plant produces, and if the CAW shut down the plant it might suit GM just fine.
• GM workers set up roadblock [Toronto Star]