Tops and flops of the Quebec world of work in 2010!

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 humaines agréés...


  • 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 special legislation.

  • 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 compensation.

SOURCE Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés

For further information: For further information:

Caroline Soulas
Communications coordinator
Tel.: 514 879-1636, ext. 224
Cell: 514 941-1989

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