Labour standards for a better understanding!

    QUEBEC, Oct. 6 /CNW Telbec/ - In the wake of its new orientation geared
to prevention, the Commission des normes du travail is today launching its
information campaign. Centering on the theme of Labour standards for a better
understanding, the campaign aims to make known the purpose of the Commission
and to position its web site and its staff as the No.1 reference for employees
and employers when it comes to labour standards.
    "We have adopted a new strategic plan that makes prevention the
cornerstone of our action over the next few years. There are still too many
employees subject to violations of the Act respecting labour standards. It is
our mandate, it is our responsibility to make the Act better known and to
ensure compliance with it," stated Michel Després, Chairperson and Director

    Focus on prevention

    Last spring, the Commission adopted a work plan that spans a four-year
period and integrates prevention in all of its activities. To achieve this
goal, the Commission aims to integrate across its service offer innovative
approaches to increase its reach, while enhancing its awareness promotion
efforts and, in so doing, move closer to its clientele.
    The fall campaign is directly in line with this perspective. The messages
that will be broadcast on the radio and disseminated on the Internet during
the month of October will invite employees and employers to consult the
Commission's web site and to make it a new work companion for everything
dealing with labour standards.

    About the Commission des normes du travail

    Through its action, the Commission des normes du travail promotes fair
and balanced labour relations between employers and employees in accordance
with the Act respecting labour standards. For the Commission, a better
knowledge of labour standards on the part of both employers and employees
facilitates the application of the Act and helps ensure greater compliance.

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For further information:

For further information: Jean-François Pelchat, Direction des
communications, (418) 525-2164

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