Quebec building associations search suspension of ‘punch clock’ ruling


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Two main Quebec building associations are asking that a ruling by the province’s arbitration tribunal banning using smartphone purposes to report the beginning and end occasions of a employee’s shift be suspended.

The ruling, handed down after a grievance was filed by the FTQ-Building union, discovered that present collective agreements didn’t enable purposes on staff’ smartphones to switch punch clocks arrange on building websites.

Nonetheless, the Affiliation de la building du Québec (ACQ), supported by the Affiliation des professionnels de la building et de l’habitation (APCHQ), are asking that the choice be suspended till the collective agreements expire subsequent April.

Each associations need to have the ability to negotiate using such applied sciences with Quebec’s building unions.

The ACQ and APCHQ argue that the app problem is a component of a bigger query of technological change inside the trade.