Quebec truck-loggers warn of strikes

MONTREAL (Feb. 1, 2000) — More than 1000 Quebec-based owner-operators working in the province’s forest-products industry may strike today for higher rates to offset rising diesel-fuel prices, according to a Radio-Canada report.

The drivers, many of whom operate in the Gaspesie and Lac Saint-Jean regions, are seeking rate increases of 12% to 15% from saw-mill, the report said.

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