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NEW DECREE IS IN FORCE...

New hourly wages and other modifications in effect as of  September 4th, 2019

September 2019

On September 4th, 2019, the Government of Québec published the renewal of the Decree. This Decree comes into force on the date of its publication in the Gazette officielle du Québec.

Click on the following link to access the publication in the Gazette officielle du Québec.

Listed below, are the new hourly wages, in effect as of September 4th, 2019:

Class A - Heavy maintenance work: $18.52
Class B - Light maintenance work: $18.11
Class C - High rise window cleaning: $19.10

Listed below, you will find information regarding the modifications for vacations and future wage increases. Please note that there are no rate increases for the RRSP contributions.

Attention: How to complete your monthly reports for the week including the wage increase?

In cases where the day of the increase does not coincide with the beginning of the pay week, the employer may pay the whole week based on the old rate and pay an adjustment on the following week. The same can be applied when completing the monthly report for the Parity Committee. If you have any questions, please contact us.Here are all the modifications applied to articles of the Decree:

6.01. An employee receives at least the following hourly wage:

(1) as of September 4th, 2019:
a) Class A: $18.52;
b) Class B: $18.11;
c) Class C: $19.10;

(2) as of September 4th, 2020:
a) Class A: $18.97;
b) Class B: $18.62;
c) Class C: $19.55;

(3) as of September 4th, 2021:
a) Class A: $19.47;
b) Class B: $19.18;
c) Class C: $20.05;

(4) as of September 4th, 2022:
a) Class A: $19.97;
b) Class B: $19.74;
c) Class C: $20.55;

(5) as of September 4th, 2023:
a) Class A: $20.47;
b) Class B: $20.30;
c) Class C: $21.05;

(6) as of September 4th, 2024
a) Class A: $21.02;
b) Class B: $20.91;
c) Class C: $21.60;

(7) as of November 1st, 2024:
a) Class A: $21.57;
b) Class B: $21.52;
c) Class C: $22.15.

Section 8.04 is amended by striking out the second paragraph.

The following is added after section 8.04:

8.04.1. The employee who, at the end of a qualifying period, has 23 years of uninterrupted service shall be entitled to a vacation leave of 5 weeks. The vacation pay shall be equal to 10% of the employee's total wages earned during the qualifying period.

8.04.2. The employee who, at the end of a qualifying period, has 33 years of uninterrupted service shall be entitled to a vacation leave of 6 weeks. The vacation pay shall be equal to 12% of the employee's total wages earned during the qualifying period.

8.04.3. If an employee is absent owing to sickness, an organ or tissue donation for transplant, an accident, if the employee is the victim of domestic violence, sexual violence or of a criminal act or is on maternity or paternity leave during the reference year, and should that absence result in the reduction of that employee's annual leave indemnity, the employee is then entitled to an indemnity equal, as the case may be, to 3, 4, 5 or 6 times the weekly average of the wages earned during the period worked, according to the number of weeks to which the employee is entitled. An employee referred to in section 8.02 is entitled to that amount in proportion to the days of leave credited to the employee's account.

 

 

 

14.01. This Decree remains in force until November 1st, 2024. It is automatically renewed from year to year thereafter, unless one the contracting parties opposes it by sending written notice to the Minister of Labour and to the other contracting party during the month of February of the year 2024 or during the month of February of any subsequent year.

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