Construction strike: Quebec plans to introduce back to work legislation

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QUEBEC - The Quebec government is planning to introduce back-to-work legislation to bring an end to the province's construction strike.

Labour Minister Agnes Maltais says the Parti Quebecois government will reconvene the provincial legislature from its summer break for a special meeting on Sunday.

Maltais says there's still time for the construction unions and companies to reach a deal before the legislation is introduced.

Workers in the industrial, institutional and commercial construction sectors have been on strike for 13 days.

Other construction sectors reached new agreements earlier in the week.

The strike has shut down work sites across the province.

Premier Pauline Marois, who is on a trade mission in Mexico, has said she would use legislation to end the conflict as a last resort.

Organizations: Parti Quebecois

Geographic location: Quebec, Mexico

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