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Work Organization in the Public Sector: The Swedish Example

Work organization in the public sector in Quebec has long been hindered by various forms of rigidity. Over the past decade, a few timid reforms have been adopted in order to tackle this lack of flexibility, including the decentralization of certain elements of collective bargaining agreements in the health care system. Most of the working conditions of government employees nonetheless continue to be negotiated centrally for the province as a whole. The principle of seniority still occupies a prominent place in collective bargaining agreements.

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