The 64-year-old worker who was run over by an SUV while picketing in Boucherville, Que. yesterday is expected to survive, according to police.
The man is recovering in hospital from injuries to his face and and foot.
The incident happened early Thursday morning while about 30 locked-out employees were picketing outside Robert Transport — a business affiliate of Kronos.
Despite the incident, ten workers were back on the picket line today across from a Kronos plant in Varennes, Que.
On Friday, locked-out employees told CBC’s Thomas Daigle that they were able to capture the scene on video because they film everything while they are picketing in case they are accused of wrongdoing.
Longueuil police Const. Mark David says while he is not at liberty to discuss the details, there could be more to the incident than the moments captured on video and widely circulated online.
Meanwhile, Robert Transport has released a statement condemning the locked-out workers, who say they're not to blame for the collision.
"We deplore that the demonstrators have come to disrupt the work of our employees, in an effort to provoke difficult situations and settle the conflict between them and their employer," the statement reads.
Conciliator to meet with union and employers
About 300 workers from the Kronos Boucherville plant have been locked out since negotiations broke down June 15.
The two sides are scheduled to meet with a conciliator next week.
The company specializes in the production of titanium dioxide pigments, which are used in plastics and construction materials.
The 47-year-old SUV driver has been released from custody. He is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 6 and could face charges of assault with a weapon.