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Closure of IQT Ltée Call Centres in Trois-Rivières and Oshawa

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Closure of IQT Ltée Call Centres in Trois-Rivières and Oshawa

The Commission des normes du travail, Revenu Québec, and the Ontario Ministry of Labour Petition to have IQT Ltée Declared Bankrupt

Ministry of Labour

Quebec City, QC -- In partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Labour, the Commission des normes du travail and Revenu Québec filed a petition at the courthouse in Trois-Rivières to have IQT Ltée declared bankrupt under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act. This measure is designed to enable 163 former employees of the call centre in Trois-Rivières and 400 former employees of the call centre in Oshawa to avail themselves of the federal Wage Earner Protection Program or WEPP. The petition will be heard on December 20, 2011.

If the company is declared bankrupt, the former employees of its call centres in Trois-Rivières and Oshawa could, like their colleagues at the Laval call centre, receive benefits of up to $3,400 under the WEPP for unpaid wages, vacation pay, and severance pay.

In addition to the petition to have IQT Ltée declared bankrupt, the Commission des normes du travail is continuing to manage the issue, which includes supporting the employees in their application to the WEPP.

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