Labour debate rages in Quebec

Replacement-worker ban should go: Montreal Economic Institute
By Shannon Klie
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/25/2011

Rather than make Quebec’s replacement-worker ban even stricter, the provincial government should do away with it altogether, according to employer groups.

“We’re already concerned that it even existed and now they want to strengthen it. That concerned us even more,” said Louis Fortin, an HR consultant and researcher at the Montreal Economic Institute.

The government committee on labour and the economy held a two-day hearing in February on a private member’s bill to change the replacement worker provisions in Quebec’s 34-year-old labour code to take into account the effect of new technology, such as the Internet and teleworkers.