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Lawyers and Notaries of the Québec State: Predictable Failure of Mandatory Mediation



QUÉBEC, the 13th of July. 2017 / CNW Telbec / - Quebec lawyers and notaries (LANEQ) react to the disclosure of the report resulting from mandatory mediation with the government under the law. The report concludes that mediation has failed. According to LANEQ, this desolate result was predictable, since the law passed by the government to force the return to work of its members did not allow a real negotiation.


"As if that was not enough, Minister Moreau added some surprising remarks. Since the beginning of this conflict, we have demanded first and foremost a mode of negotiation which recognizes our special role and our independence of function. To argue that our priorities are elsewhere is purely fiction. On the other hand, contrary to what the minister said, no salary increases were made during the last discussions: the government remained frozen at 5.25% over 5 years, while our colleagues Crown prosecutors obtained 10% Over 4 years.


Finally, the minister made amazing remarks suggesting that the incumbent of the Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions would have no power over her team members, resulting from a final decision-making power that the minister believes they hold. On the contrary, as lawyers and notaries of the State, prosecutors for criminal and penal prosecution must report to a superior to whom they provide independent opinions, "says Jean Denis, president of LANEQ.


In the case of the government's bad faith bargaining process, LANEQ announced that the Labor Court (TAT) hearings would begin on September 21 in Quebec City. In particular, LANEQ intends to call the Prime Minister of Quebec, Mr. Philippe Couillard, the President of the Conseil du trésor, Mr. Pierre Moreau, and the Minister of Finance, Mr. Carlos Leitão, to testify.


Recall that on 24 October 2016 to 1 st March 2017 lawyers and notaries of the Quebec government took part in the longest strike in the history of the Canadian public service. It ended with the imposition by gag on February 28 of a special law to force their return to work.


Lawyers and notaries of the Québec government (LANEQ) groups together more than 1,100 lawyers and notaries in all the departments and agencies of the Government of Québec. Its mission is to promote and defend the interests of its members, in particular by negotiating their working conditions. In the service of the public interest, the lawyer or notary of the State participates in the representation of the government in civil, administrative and penal courts, as well as acting as legal and legal counsel to the ministers and presidents of the state, organizations.


SOURCE Lawyers and notaries of the Québec government   

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