Recent Cases Sep 24, 2019
Important Labour Relations Judgment in the Construction Industry
The provisions giving priority to workers living in the region where they are hired on a construction site have been struck down.
The Association de la construction du Québec (ACQ) and the Association des constructeurs de routes et grands travaux du Québec (ACRGTQ) won their case before the Administrative Labour Tribunal. In his August 9, 2019, decision, Judge Raymond Gagnon stated that this rule infringes employees’ freedom to choose their place of residence without affecting their possibility of being hired. Consequently, sections 35 and 38 of the Regulation respecting the hiring and mobility of employees in the construction industry are declared invalid.
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