Staff at Le Journal de Québec, locked out since April 2007, have asked for binding arbitration in their dispute with Québecor.
- Full story: Nouvel échec des négociations, les négociateurs syndicaux proposent de régler le conflit par l’arbitrage (CUPE Québec, french only)
- Background: Journal de Québec lockout: background
The 252 CUPE members have been publishing MédiaMatinQuébec, a freely-distributed daily newspaper instead of the traditional picket lines.
The dispute is over the company’s demands for layoffs and massive restructuring.