LANEQ fires back at provincial government over back-to-work legislation

Quebec's lawyers and notaries have responded to the government's planned back-to-work legislation that would force 1,100 union members to return to work.

They have been on a general strike since October and have been without a deal since March 2015. LANEQ union spokesman Jean Denis spoke Sunday afternoon and says the government is the side acting in bad faith. Denis claims back to work legislation will be put in place before the union ever received a counter proposal.

Quebec Treasury Board president Pierre Moreau claims the union was given a chance to return to the table Saturday, only for representatives to no show. Moreau says the government has given the union its final offer and if not accepted, legislation will be introduced at the National Assembly Monday afternoon at 5 PM.