Québec government tables offer to civil servants

Longer contract term allows for wage increases despite economy
By Gordon Sova
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 01/22/2010

On November 30, the President of the Treasury Board of Quebec, Monique Gagnon-Tremblay, made public the government’s offer to 475,000 government, healthcare and education employees. The five-year agreement, according to Gagnon-Tremblay, permits the government the room to manoeuvre to promise a 7.0 per cent wage increase.

In addition, the government claims its offer will make public services more available through a better organization of work and attraction of more employees in education, healthcare and social services. Collective agreement provisions that limit the government’s ability to restructure the civil service and apply savings to resource delivery will be “corrected.”