New Funding – CRSH-Partnership Engage

We are pleased to announce that our colleague Raoul Gebert, Assistant Professor in the School of Management at the University of Sherbrooke and a member of CRIMT, has received funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) under its “Partnership Engage: COVID-19 Special Initiative” program.

Funding was provided for a project involving a partnership with the Confédération des syndicats nationaux (CSN). In the context of the current health crisis, the project consists of studying the immediate impacts of government measures on labour relations (suspension of collective agreements, negotiated bonuses for at-risk workers, lack of protective equipment for certain groups of workers, etc.) and the longer-term impacts of a shift towards digital services and telework. The project is based on a hybrid methodology, i.e. both quantitative and qualitative, and answers to an action research logic.

This project will mobilize one of the key concepts of the CRIMT Partnership Project, namely institutional experimentation. The presence of the CSN in almost every economic sector in Quebec allows for a comparison of union strategies and practices and will allow – in light of the resources of each of the CSN federations participating in the project – an in-depth analysis of the experimentation underway in response to the changes targeted by the study.

Congratulations to Raoul for this important funding.