The collective agreement for the residential sector brings together several articles of interest to employers.
It specifically includes article 24.06 Work prohibited and work permitted during compulsory annual leave.
You have different options if you want to continue your work during the summer holidays.
Remember that the date of June 1 is important!
Requirements to be met
Repair and maintenance work in light and heavy residential
- The employee who agrees to perform this work must be paid 40 hours at his wage rate, regardless of whether he has worked only a few hours in the week. Be careful to respect the normal work schedule.
- This employee can postpone his vacation to a time agreed with his employer.
Renovation or modification work in light and heavy residential
- It is possible to move the vacation between July 1 and August 31 of the same year or at any other time of the year, following an agreement with the employer.
- The Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ) must be notified of this agreement without delay.
Emergency work in light and heavy residential
- The employer can call back the employee who agrees to perform this work. The latter will then be remunerated at his rate of pay increased by 100%.
- The employer must report to the CCQ. The vacation must be postponed following an agreement between the employer and the employee.
New construction work in light residential only
- Employees must be notified of the work to be done during the holidays no later than June 1 preceding them.
- Within 48 hours of receiving this information, the employee can:
– agree to move their vacation between July 1 and August 31 of the same year
– refuse to move his leave, therefore refuse to work during the holidays (an employee should never be reprimanded in any way if he refuses to work during the holidays)
– reserve the right to respond later, in which case an agreement can be reached with the employee after June 1.
- The employer must, within 48 working hours of the conclusion of the agreement with the employee, notify the CCQ and the unions concerned.