Issues of the year
MONTREAL, Dec. 15 /CNW Telbec/ - The world of work in Quebec was marked
by both highs and lows in 2010, with the news reporting a number of
successes as well as a few failures. Here are some of the issues that
attracted the attention of the Ordre des conseillers en ressources
Fewer labour disputes: 2010 was the most stable industrial period in 50
years. The number of labour disputes and hours not worked dropped
dramatically this year.
The City of Montreal and its blue collar workers reached a new
collective agreement. After three years without an agreement, a record
96.8% of the city's blue-collar workers accepted the conciliator's
recommendation in late September, marking a first since 1994. Since
that date, all collective agreements had been imposed by arbitration or
Labour mobility between Quebec and France: more and more Quebec workers
can now work in France and vice versa.
The labour dispute at the Journal de Montréal: the lock out will soon be entering its second year, becoming one of
the longest industrial disputes in the past 30 years.
The introduction of pay equity: after a second extension in 2009, many
organizations (although it's hard to say exactly how many) still
haven't introduced pay equity despite the December 31, 2010 deadline.
Bill 100 passed: the new Bill chopped training expenses in the health
and social services network and in education by 25% at a time when we
more than ever need qualified personnel to improve public service
efficiency and effectiveness.
To arrange an interview with Florent Francoeur, CHRP, Ordre president
and CEO, please contact Caroline Soulas.
About the Ordre
The Ordre des conseillers en resources humaines agréés is the primary
reference organization in its field in Quebec. It has a membership of
more than 10,000 professionals, candidates and students, including
5,600 CHRPs and 2,400 CIRCs. It is the only human resources
organization devoted to the protection of the public authorized by the
Professional Code to confer these professional designations. Active in
all sectors, CHRPs and CIRCs contribute to the development and
maintenance of a healthy working atmosphere and a safe, efficient
organizational environment that respects the uniqueness of each and
every employee. They also represent employers and employees in various
areas of HR management, from labour relations, to staffing, training,
occupational health and safety, organizational development and
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