Major projects may be delayed

Major projects may be delayed

A possible strike by state engineers could retire motorists in the province, while many of the planned projects could be postponed. However, other large projects such as CHSLDs or schools may also be affected.

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According to the President of the Professional Association of Engineers of the Government of Quebec (APIGQ), the effects of the unlimited general strike on April 22 will be limited to the people.

As major works have not yet begun, motorists are likely to see fewer construction sites and, above all, no construction sites in forced demolition.

“This is the way to fill the orange cone warehouses,” notes Mark-Andre Martin, indicating that we can see less traffic congestion than last summer.

Hard to catch

On the other hand, this year will add a schedule that is already overflowing with unfinished tasks.

“We know our road network is aging faster than repairing. We can not catch up,” warns the head of the APIGQ, who hopes Quebec will fail if negotiations drag on.

“I have a feeling that the Treasury Board did not understand what triggered us by sending us on strike,” the engineer said.

According to the Department of Transportation’s Infrastructure Project Dashboard, 49 projects worth more than $ 20 million are currently under construction and 35 are under construction in Quebec.

“A team of independent experts examined the programming of the sites. When you take it next year, it loses money,” he said. Martin warns.

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Other dangerous sites

Many of these projects may be put on hold as the government chooses to launch a number of large-scale projects for post-epidemic economic recovery.

“If these things are not done properly, it can lead to delays and postponement for another year,” explains Mark-Andre Martin.

In the list of 200 projects, we find schools, CHSLTs, nursing homes and road works in particular. Preparations for the Île d’Orléans bridge may also be affected. “There’s sand in the gears,” says Mr. Martin.

Negotiation between Engineers and Government

  • 1800 Engineers Are employed by the government.
  • They Without a work contract from 2020 onwards.
  • A Fifty negotiation meetings Held.
  • An announcement Unlimited general strike Filed April 22nd.
  • APIGQ is sad Average pay gap 34% Between the provincial government and other public employers.

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