Réouverture partielle des chantiers domiciliaires : Des règles strictes et claires devront être suivies selon la FTQ-Construction et l’Inter

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Communiqué de presse // Pour diffusion immédiate

Montréal, le 13 avril 2020 — Le gouvernement Legault vient d’annoncer qu’à compter du 20 avril la construction domiciliaire serait rouverte. La FTQ-Construction et le Conseil provincial (International) vont surveiller la situation de près. La réouverture partielle des chantiers va permettre de vérifier l’applicabilité des nouvelles règles avant une réouverture progressive et complète.

La santé et sécurité, notre priorité

Les deux syndicats avaient demandé la fermeture des chantiers à cause du manque flagrant de mesures sanitaires et la difficulté d’appliquer la distanciation sociale dans la construction. Alors qu’un guide sur les meilleures pratiques vient d’être publié, les deux organisations tiennent à réitérer l’importance de s’assurer que la réouverture se fera en mettant en place des mesures concrètes pour respecter strictement la distanciation physique de 2 mètres. De plus, des sanctions sévères, pouvant aller jusqu’à la fermeture d’un chantier, devront s’appliquer sur les chantiers récalcitrants.

« Ce sera le moment de vérifier comment travailler avec la COVID-19. La construction est un milieu de travail déjà à risque pour la santé et sécurité. Ce sera important de bien appliquer les règles dès le départ pour que la construction ne devienne pas un lieu de propagation du virus. On désire contribuer à la reprise économique, mais pas au prix de notre santé. » Éric Boisjoly, directeur général de la FTQ-Construction.

« Nous sommes conscients de l’importance de la construction domiciliaire et nos travailleuses et nos travailleurs également, mais la santé de ces derniers et de leurs familles sera toujours prioritaire. C’est pour cela que nous serons très attentifs au respect des règles d’hygiène, de lavage des mains et de distanciation sociale. Nous espérons aussi que le gouvernement prendra des mesures contre les entrepreneurs qui contreviendraient aux règles. C’est la seule façon de faire que cette reprise partielle soit un succès. » Michel Trépanier, président du Conseil provincial (International).


Press release //For immediate release

Partial reopening of housing starts: Strict and clear rules will have to be followed according to the FTQ-Construction and Inter

Montreal, April 13, 2020 — The Legault government has announced that, effective April 20, home construction will be reopened. The FTQ-Construction and the Provincial Council (International) will monitor the situation closely. The partial reopening of the construction sites will allow the applicability of the new rules to be verified before a gradual and complete reopening.

Health and safety, our priority

Both unions had called for the closure of construction sites because of the glaring lack of sanitary measures and the difficulty of applying social distance in construction. While a guide to best practices has just been published, both organizations would like to reiterate the importance of ensuring that the reopening will take place by putting in place concrete measures to strictly respect the physical distance of 2 meters. In addition, severe penalties, up to and including the closure of a construction site, will have to apply on recalcitrant construction sites.

"It's time to check how to work with COVID-19. Construction is a workplace that is already at risk for health and safety. It will be important to apply the rules from the outset so that construction does not become a place where the virus spreads. We want to contribute to the economic recovery, but not to the cost of our health. Eric Boisjoly, Managing Director of the FTQ-Construction.

"We recognize the importance of home building and our workers as well, but the health of them and their families will always be a priority. That is why we will be very attentive to respecting the rules of hygiene, hand washing and social distance. We also hope that the government will take action against contractors who are breaking the rules. This is the only way to make this partial recovery a success. Michel Trépanier, President of the Provincial Council (International).

Thank you Canadian Conference International Vice President Paul Faulkner for providing the press release translation. 

 

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