Quebec appeal court to define strike-related terms

Definitions in Labour Code of ‘establishment’ and ‘replacement worker’ are under scrutiny
By Danielle Harder
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 07/01/2011

The 16-month lock-out at the Journal de Québec ended almost three years ago, but one of the issues at the heart of the dispute continues to wind its way through the courts.

The union representing journalists and photographers at the newspaper recently asked the Quebec Court of Appeal to overturn a previous decision by the province’s Superior Court on the use of replacement workers.

During the lockout, the paper continued to publish using articles and photographs provided by outside agencies. The work was filed electronically from outside the publication’s Béchard Avenue office in Quebec City.