Lawyers involved in advising clients affected by a massive construction strike in Quebec should let them know that patience is needed, says a Montreal lawyer.? Éric Thibaudeau, partner in the employment labour law department at Langlois lawyers LLP, says there is a report that the strike will be settled imminently.
Today, the Quebec government tabled a bill that would send thousands of people back to work. According to the CBC, if the bill is passed, it will give both sides until October to work out issues impacting workers and reach an agreement, and if unsuccessful, it would be settled by binding arbitration.
“I would advise my clients to be patient and not perform any work, because the strike is going to be over in the next few days,” says Thibaudeau.