Reporting a situation to the Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ)
The Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ) works to fight intimidation and discrimination in the construction industry. You can report a variety of problem situations to the CCQ, whether the problem is with your employer, an employer who refuses to hire you, your union or another union. For example:
- Your employer or a union intimidates you or discriminates against you because of your union membership.
- An employer refuses to hire you because of your union membership.
- Your employer fires you without a valid reason.
- Your union does not refer you to job sites.
All information that you give to the CCQ remains confidential.
Who can report a situation to the CCQ?
You can report a situation to the CCQ by yourself.
When to report a situation to the CCQ?
You have 1 year after the event to report a situation to the CCQ.
How to report a situation to the CCQ?
Complete the electronic form.
Effects of reporting a situation to the CCQ
The CCQ will examine the situation that you reported and determine the best way to intervene.
The CCQ can impose a fine on a union or employer if it finds that the union or employer has broken the law.
You have the right to report a situation to the CCQ
No one can threaten you or punish you because you reported a situation to the CCQ. For example, you cannot be dismissed, demoted, suspended or transferred to another position, and no one can try to hinder your working conditions.
If you were threatened or punished because you reported a problem, you can denounce this situation to the CCQ. You have 3 years to do so.