Less than a third of the workforce employed on the preparation for the next Olympic Games in Montreal, Canada, reported for duty on Saturday (25 October).
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Background: Less than a third of the workforce employed on the preparation for the next Olympic Games in Montreal, Canada, reported for duty on Saturday (25 October).
Most of the construction workers went out on strike, despite an injunction from the Quebec Superior Court ordering them back to work.
The latest industrial trouble ... which has played the construction work on the Olympic site for the last 18 months.... is the result of a "blacklist" barring about three hundred men from working on the site because they are accused of being "troublesome."
The list of "troublesome" workers was drawn up last May by the Montreal police when tighter security measures were introduced on the building site.
Union officials said most of the men resented the City of Montreal and the construction companies decision to resort to court action in bringing the injunction forward.
Olympic organising committee officials said this week that the latest strike would not effect the completion of the main stadium and other facilities.
The officials assured newsmen that the games would be ready on the opening day on 17 July 1976.