OSHAWA, Ontario (AP) -- The Canadian Auto Workers union says it's surprised General Motors Corp. wants $1.5 million in compensation for a blockade at the automaker's Oshawa, Ontario, headquarters.
CAW Local 222 president Chris Buckley says the company's court action to have the blockade removed was expected.
But Buckley says the $1.5 million sought in damages from the union local and five of its members -- including himself -- was a shock.
GM filed a notice of action in Ontario's Superior Court of Justice on Tuesday to try to force the union to end the blockade.
Buckley says the protest, which began a week ago, has been peaceful and will remain that way.
The protest began after GM announced that it would close its Oshawa truck plant in 2009.