(SHERBROOKE) More than 5,600 holiday vouchers to construction workers in the Estrie region will be presented this week. In total, a sum of $ 12 717 520 million will be distributed Thursday.
The Commission de la construction du Quebec (CCQ) is a decline of 2 percent of the total value of checks compared to the amounts paid in the summer of 2015.
This decrease is explained mainly by the downturn in the construction industry, says the CCQ. The economic situation continues to exert downward pressure on the industry, which was down for a third consecutive year.
Emphasize that are transmitted on holiday checks were accumulated between July and December 2015 the Fund paid leave (or Fund of claims for compulsory annual vacations and general holidays).
This fund is administered by the CCQ, and the contribution to be paid is determined by collective agreements.
According to them, the CCQ is required to deliver holiday checks workers in the last eight days of June.
From 24 July to 6 August
This year’s two week vacation of construction workers officially begin on Sunday, July 24 and ends Saturday, August 6 inclusive. The holidays remain mandatory for all labor and employers in all sectors of construction.
However, there are exclusions to the summer break. Mainly, these exclusions are intended for emergency, maintenance, renovation or modification, and a large part of the civil engineering and road works, said the CCQ in a press release.