Sep 12, 2012, 12:56 PM EDT
The NHLPA has officially asked the Quebec Labor Relations Board to deem an NHL lockout illegal, the union announced Wednesday in a release.
“The players on the Montreal Canadiens simply want the labor laws of Quebec upheld, so that we can continue to play hockey while we work towards reaching a fair contract with the NHL,” said Habs d-man Josh Gorges.
The union says an emergency hearing has been set for Friday morning in Montreal, one day prior to the expiration of the CBA between the players and owners.
“In Quebec, an employer is not allowed to lock out employees unless they belong to a union that has been certified by the Quebec Labor board,” the union argues. “The NHLPA is not a certified union in Quebec.”
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