Regulation at the heart of crane operators’ strike to be re-examined

Quebec will be launching a committee to re-examine the regulation at the heart of the conflict between crane operators and the province’s construction commission that led to a week-long illegal strike in June.

Quebec’s labour minister, Dominique Vien, announced that the “security aspect” of the regulation respecting the vocational training of the workforce in the construction industry will be studied, following a meeting with the president of the Fédération des travailleurs du Québec (FTQ) Daniel Boyer. 

Crane operators took issue with a modification to the law that allowed individuals to obtain a crane-operating apprentice certificate without first completing a professional diploma in the field. They claimed the change would put both theirs and the public’s safety at risk.

In protest, operators walked off the job from June 18 to 26. The move was considered illegal because the…

Original published: 2018-07-18 23:46:52 Read the full Montreal News here

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