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White Birch employees demand right to strike

111117_wh379_usine_papiers_white_birch_qc_sn635.jpgThe White Birch Paper Mill in Quebec City announced last week it would be closing its doors temporarily on December 9th. No date has been set to restart operations.

The mill's 600 workers are looking at an uncertain future.They lost their right to strike when the company applied for court protection from its creditors. Now they've asked the courts to restore that right, arguing the shutdown is a disguised lockout.

Susan speaks with Michel Ouimet, vice-president of the Quebec branch of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada.

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