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More Quebec labor board fun scheduled for December

Oct 30, 2012, 2:50 PM EDT

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On Dec. 6 and 7, the NHLPA and NHL will once again square off in front of Quebec’s provincial labor board.

For those that haven’t been following this scintillating storyline, the players are arguing that the NHL’s lockout is illegal under the province’s labor code. (The league obviously disagrees.)

Earlier this month, the NHLPA lost a similar appeal in Alberta. And even if it wins in Quebec, union spokesperson Alexandra Dagg admits it likely won’t end the work stoppage.

“Will it help settle this lockout? Probably not,” Dagg said, as per the Montreal Gazette. “But we think there are certain principles that are worth fighting for and continuing to try to put forward.”

The union’s foray into the exciting world of provincial labor boards has, to put it gently, frustrated the NHL. In September, deputy commissioner Bill Daly called the appeals “a joke.” The league has also referred to them as “needless distractions.”

  1. xjokerz - Oct 30, 2012 at 3:06 PM

    ” Illegal “. uhm…no.. and this labor dispute points out exactly whats wrong with Unions…
    teams are losing money…and these morons think they can continue making 100 million guaranteed contracts…….

    • bhawksrule - Oct 30, 2012 at 5:39 PM

      It’s not their fault the owners signed them to said contracts buddy

  2. gekkoguy82 - Oct 30, 2012 at 3:17 PM

    These two organizations need to spend less time trying to screw each other over in court and more time figuring out how to eradicate their monumentally selfish stupidity at the bargaining table.

  3. davebabychreturns - Oct 30, 2012 at 3:37 PM

    “Alexandra Dagg”

    Did Alexandre Daigle get a sex change?

  4. id4joey - Oct 30, 2012 at 5:54 PM

    The im

  5. id4joey - Oct 30, 2012 at 6:02 PM

    The conflict will be resolved way before this date, this issue is irrelevant. The players will be going back to the negotiation table very very shortly.

  6. finfan88shark - Oct 30, 2012 at 8:27 PM

    We already knew the Alberta decision was. Rigged and bought and for by Katz. The Ontario LRB will just follow suit.

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