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Quebec's construction strike enters 2nd week

This morning, more than 40,000 construction workers in the roadwork and civil engineering sector across the province are supposed to be back on the job. After 8 days on the picket line, a tentative deal was reached yesterday in this one sector of the industry. Workers still have to vote on the agreement in the coming weeks.

However, talks covering workers in the industrial, commercial and institutional sector have hit an impasse. Yesterday, Premier Pauline Marois announced a special mediator would be assigned to get talks going again in that sector.

Eric Cherbaka, executive director of the Association Provinciale des Constructeurs d'Habitation du Quebec. We also hear from Yves Ouellet, spokesperson for the Alliance Syndical, the associaton of construction worker's unions.
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