BARCELONA, Spain - Quebec's premier says he won't be intimidated by powerful construction unions.

Jean Charest says he's going ahead with reforms that will limit a union's right to decide which workers get access to job sites.

The legislation is one of numerous changes in the wake of a scandal over Quebec's notoriously corrupt construction industry.

The dominant construction union -- FTQ-Construction -- has denounced the reform and hinted at possible disruption on job sites.

Speaking to reporters during a trip to Spain, Charest called the idea "unacceptable."

And the premier is urging the unions to accept democracy instead of trying to thwart it.