Recourse to the Tribunal administratif du travail

Recourse to the Tribunal administratif du travail

The Tribunal administratif du travail (TAT) rules on recourses exercised under statutes in the fields of employment and labour relations, including Act R-20.

Disputes related to coverage of work

Section 19 of Act R-20 and the Regulation Respecting the Application of Act Respecting Labour Relations, Vocational Training and Workforce Management in the Construction Industry define the Act’s fields of application and exclusion.

Under section 21 of Act R-20, the TAT hears and rules on disputes related to problems of interpretation and coverage of work.

Consult the list of cases underway at the TAT or for which a ruling has been made during the last six months.

Trade jurisdiction disputes

Upon request, the TAT intervenes to hear and rule on trade jurisdiction disputes among different trades, specialties, or occupations. The TAT may also be asked to review a decision made by a Trade Jurisdiction Dispute Resolution Committee.

Other responsibilities

The TAT is also responsible for:

  • Reviewing orders of suspension of work issued by the Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ)
  • Reviewing rejections concerning qualification or the issuance of a competency certificate by the CCQ or Emploi-Québec
  • Recourses for decisions by the Régie du bâtiment du Québec (RBQ), the Corporation des maîtres électriciens du Québec (CMEQ), or the Corporation des maîtres mécaniciens en tuyauterie du Québec (CMMTQ) concerning the issuance, renewal, modification, suspension, or cancellation of a construction contractor licence
  • Files in process at the TAT

    The Tribunal administratif du travail (TAT) is responsible, among other things, for settling all disagreements related to coverage of construction work (section 21 of Act R-20).

    Here is a table (in French only) of the files currently in process at the TAT and the rulings made in the last six months (as of January 8, 2019).

    Nom des parties impliquées Nature des travaux
    Décision rendue Pourvoi en contrôle judiciaire
    Les Excavations Touchette (1988) Inc. Travaux d'excavation


    CQ-2019-1745 Couvreur Louis Blais Inc. Travaux de toitures sur plusieurs bâtiments    
    CM-2018-6765 S.A.P Excavation inc. (Qualinet Excavation et drains) Décontamination Assujetti
    CQ-2018-4595 9343-5204 Qubec Inc. (Montage industriel Match) Érection d'un bâtiment séchoir à bois
    CQ-2018-3588 Solpro Inc. Installation de gazon synthétique non fixé au bâtiment
    CQ-2018-3485 Local 116 et Claude Junior Gordon Notion de chef de groupe et de chargé de projets
    CQ-2018-2596 Av-Tech Inc. Travaux de réfrigération, installation de lampadaires, entretien et réparation d'immeubles
    CQ-2016-1392 Conseil Provincial du Québec des métiers de la construction International(CPQMCI), Vitrerie V.D. Plus, FTQ Construction d'abribus

    Last updated : January 8, 2019

    Please note that the information in this table is public and that the full decisions are also available on the TAT website. If there is a divergence between the information in this table and that on the TAT website, the TAT website takes precedence.


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