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Respecting the rules: It counts!



The Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ) presents a documentary miniseries featuring some enthusiastic people whose primary concern is the health of the construction industry in Québec. Each expresses, in his or her own way, how important it is to respect the rules, and they highlight the real advantages of doing so. These people explain that when the different stakeholders in the construction industry respect the rules, they make the right calculation, for themselves and for the construction sector as a whole. This is precisely why the industry is built to encourage a healthy working environment and make everyone aware of where he or she belongs on construction sites. Although it’s true that the industry isn’t perfect yet, the efforts made in recent years clearly show the advantages of respecting the rules. Respect for the rules counts, because it:

  • Enables workers to get paid what they’re worth
  • Encourages fair competition
  • Ensures the right skills on construction sites
  • Protects working conditions
  • Pays off for everyone

The videos feature workers, contractors, and CCQ representatives – men and women of all ages – people who are convinced and convincing, express their point of view, and defend the rules that have been defined by all stakeholders in the construction industry. The documentary capsules are divided into four themes:

Respect for the trades: It counts!” deals with aspects related to skills and the pride of accomplishing high-quality work by learning a trade and transmitting knowledge from journeyman to apprentice.

Respect for work: It counts!” addresses questions related to under-the-table work and highlights the many advantages of working in compliance with the collective agreements.

Respect for competition: It counts!” examines the importance of respecting the rules so that all employers can work on an equal footing, offer fair prices, and hire skilled workers who get paid what they’re Worth.

Respect for the agreements: It counts!” looks at the importance of complying with the collective agreements to ensure a healthy working environment, contribute to smooth operation of construction sites, and build high-quality projects.