Quebec labour unrest looms

By Luis Millan
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/12/2001

Labour relations in Quebec will head towards a “period of turbulence” thanks to a plan for a province-wide municipal reform unveiled by Quebec Municipal Affairs Minister Louis Harel, observers predict.

Despite mounting opposition, the Quebec government intends to sharply reduce the number of cities and towns in the province.

Besides intending to give itself the power to decree mergers, the Quebec government will shortly be introducing legislation that will govern labour relations for the next four years to facilitate the task of integrating employees from different municipalities.