NHL union moves to stop replacement players
By wire services
Published April 29, 2005
The NHL Players' Association applied for union certification in Quebec and British Columbia to prevent the Montreal Canadiens and Vancouver Canucks from using replacement players at home during the hockey lockout.
Employees in both provinces can't be replaced during a lockout or strike that is governed by the provincial labor code. The players' association wants to establish itself in those provinces as a certified union under the provincial labor codes.
The NHL said the union's actions are out of line. It hasn't said it would use replacement players should the lockout that wiped out this season continue.
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