Quebec mechanics end 3-year labour dispute in debt

Employees must pay back portion of funds received during lockout
By Liz Foster
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 02/08/2016

After a years-long labour dispute, mechanics in Quebec are back to work — and working at paying off their debts.

Employees represented by the Syndicat Démocratic des Employés de Garage du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean (SDEG-CSD) were locked out by a group of employers for 35 months. Following their return to work, the 350 employees — including mechanics, service advisors, car washers and parts persons — will now begin the process of paying back a portion of the financial support they received during the labour action.