TQS union suffers court setback


The Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal from the union representing (former) employees of TQS in Quebec City. The union had demanded that certain payments to emplpyees (severance pay and pay equity payments) be bumped to the head of the line before other creditors in the network’s bankruptcy dealings. A lower court rejected that demand, ruling that these payments should be dealt with on the same level as other creditors.

Other regular payments to employees (salary, vacation and other benefits) still had priority over creditors.

The union says it’s not giving up and will pursue other avenues to secure these payments for its members.

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