When all was said and done in and around Journal de Montreal, 23 unionized newsroom employees returned to work today after a two-year lockout.
Some stats: 253 employees locked out by Quebecor on Jan. 24, 2009; 62 allowed to return to their jobs, including 42 in the newsroom; 23 of the 42 return to their newsroom jobs.
In a CP story, Raynald Leblanc, their outgoing union president, says "several people decided to retire, have found jobs elsewhere or have decided to stay working at the Rue Frontenac news website."
The return to work follows a March 28 vote where 85.5% favoured a settlement.
So the Journal is one not-so-big happy family again. Not.