Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec Crane Operators Back at Work Tuesday after 'Illegal' One-Week Strike

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec Crane Operators Back at Work Tuesday after 'Illegal' One-Week Strike

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Quebec crane operators back on the job

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MONTREAL - Thousands of crane operators returned to work Tuesday after taking part in what authorities described as an illegal strike that lasted one week and disrupted construction sites across Quebec.

Crane operators were protesting new training requirements allowing workers to operate the machines without first obtaining a vocational diploma.

Their union says the new program is less comprehensive and could lead to a rise in workplace accidents.

Quebec's construction commission, which enforces laws governing the industry, says the training program is the result of consultations with crane operators as well as the agency that oversees workplace safety, which supports the changes.

The commission called the strike illegal because it is against the law for employees to strike while a collective agreement is in force. …

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