A walk-off by construction workers is threatening completion of the site for the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal.
SV Workers leaving site (2 shots)
SV INT Government Minister with Union delegates at meeting (2 shots)
CU Minister speaking (SOUND)
SV Union leader being carried on shoulder
GV EXT Empty Olympic site (2 shots)
AERIAL VIEW Olympic site
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 3: COURNOYER: "Well we are concerned about that, it's quite normal that we be concerned about that ... we can only appeal to the civic sense of all the construction workers, asking them that law is there, this law must be respected, and as far as we are concerned, received. It is to the advantage of the workers that they follow this particular role. It is made, and tailored for their own protection."
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Background: A walk-off by construction workers is threatening completion of the site for the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal.
Strike action over the Quebec Government's plans to introduce tough labour legislation has closed down a number of major construction sites, including the Olympics project.
The Government plans to put three unions of the Quebec Federation of Labour under provincial government trusteeship. But the unions intend to fight to prevent it happening.
Meanwhile, construction on the Olympic site has halted, and it's doubtful if it will be ready in time for next year's games.
In an interview given after holding talks with unionist, Quebec Labour Minister, Jean Cournoyer appealed to "the civic sense of all construction workers".