MONTREAL, Dec. 5, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Quebec Employers Council will
again act as an intervener for the employer's side before the Supreme
Court of Canada in the latest legal proceedings between the United Food
and Commercial Workers (UFCW) and Walmart Canada following the closure
of the Walmart store in Jonquière in 2005.
As it did when it first intervened in 2009, the Employers Council will
be using the opportunity of its appearance before the highest court in
the land to defend the managerial rights of employers in Quebec and
Canada, by arguing in favour of a fair interpretation of the notion of
a job conditions "freeze" under the provisions of Article 59 of the Québec Labour Code.
The Employers Council's Director of Legal Affairs, Me Guy-François Lamy, will be available before and after the hearing for
interviews with media representatives. The brief submitted by the
Employers Council to the Supreme Court of Canada in conjunction with
this case is available on the Council's website at: http://www.cpq.qc.ca/assets/files/memoires/2013/memoire030713a.pdf.
Friday, December 6, 2013
9 a.m. - Noon
Supreme Court of Canada
301 Wellington Street
The Quebec Employers Council brings together many of Québec's largest
companies and the vast majority of sector-based employers' groups,
making it Québec's sole employer federation.
SOURCE: Conseil du patronat du Québec
For further information:
Senior Consultant - Communications
Cell. : 438 886 9804