Need to Know
Since 1968, labour relations in the construction industry have been governed by a specific statute, the Act respecting labour relations, vocational training and workforce management in the construction industry.
At the time, R-20 was enacted to put some order in an industry struggling with an increasing number of applications for certification and regional decrees.
Determining the scope of application of this Act has always been a sensitive issue and, over the years, the Act has been amended to make the required adjustments, particularly by excluding work similar to construction work but carried out around this industry.
The preceding bulletin addresses the issue of coverage of the work related to the planned production shutdowns for maintenance purposes.