Economic development committees: the FTQ denounces the exclusion of civil society

Economic development committees: the FTQ denounces the exclusion of civil society

The FTQ denounces the absence of civil society in the composition of the economic development committees that the government of Quebec wants to set up in the regions of the province.

Quebec has decided to exclude civil society organizations, including unions, which will therefore not be part of these future regional committees.

“By excluding the union movement, it is also the workers that the government is excluding from the relaunch of the regions,” said the secretary general of the FTQ, Denis Bolduc, on Wednesday in a press release.

The FTQ sees the government's attitude as a missed opportunity to initiate constructive social dialogue with the population.

The trade union center claims to have solutions that it can put on the table to help the recovery.

“Financing the economic recovery also means investing in public services and social programs, social economy enterprises, the requalification of the workforce, the development of local purchasing, offering targeted financial assistance and conditional on businesses, ”said the FTQ.

“The government and the minister cannot avoid depriving themselves of the expertise of civil society and the trade union movement in their recovery plans,” added Mr. Bolduc, urging Quebec to review the composition of the development committees. regional economic policy to include representatives of the population, in particular workers.

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