Each month, the employer pays the CCQ benefits under the collective agreements for paid statutory leave and mandatory annual leave. The amount corresponds to 13% of the wages that workers earn on each working week: the Quebec Construction Commission (QCC) is responsible for enforcing the laws and regulations that govern the construction industry in the province of Quebec. The CCQ, supported by employers and workers in the sector, provides many services in the areas of social services, vocational training, human resources management and the enforcement of collective agreements in the construction sector. In its current form, the Quebec Construction Commission (QCC) was established in 1987. But its origins date back to 1934: for more than 30 years (1934-68), employers and unions in the construction industry had their agreements recognized mainly by the law on compliance with collective agreements. The parity committees, the forerunners of the CCQ, managed the decree on a regional basis. The hourly reserve system was created for the housing sector as part of the 2004-2007 collective agreement. For more information on the legal aspects of the system, see Section 19 of the Housing Sector Collective Agreement entitled “Special Rules – Time Reserves for Leave.” All four collective agreements expire every four years. These collective agreements (publications/agreements) are in effect until April 30, 2021. However, agreed working conditions continue to apply, unless there is an agreement in principle, a lockout or strike in the sector concerned. The construction industry`s labour relations system defines four sectors for collective bargaining for industry, institutions and businesses, housing, civil engineering and road construction. The agreements contain common clauses concerning union security, union representation, complaint resolution procedures, the use of disciplinary measures, arbitration, insurance and the pension plan.
Every four years, the CCQ, employers` organizations, construction workers` unions meet to conclude a collective agreement by branch, which deals with hourly schedules, retirement plans, insurance, compensation funds and other labour conditions and standards. The hourly rates set in collective agreements correspond only to the wages of construction workers. In addition to these hourly rates, other expenses, such as vacation pay, must be taken into account. B, contributions to various plans (such as RRP, QPIP, FSS, other benefits), contributions to employers` organizations, contributions to the CCQ, employment insurance, HGV transport costs depreciated over 5 years, tooling costs amortized over 3 years and management and profit fees for the contractor.