Driver Inc. More and more innumerable

Unfair competition, billions of dollars in tax losses, reduced working conditions … Truckers condemn the arrival of these new “disguised employees” popular in Ontario.

“Driver Inc. costs 30% to 40% less than an employee,” sighed Stephen LeBron, a truck driver at Transport Robert for 24 years.

“We do not blame the immigrants who do this because they come here and do not know the social benefits. They are exploited a lot, ”he said.

For the past ten years, new types of truckers have been crossing our roads: “Les Chaffers Inc. ”

More popular than ever in Ontario, these truck-less incorporated truckers do not discount the source.

“The practice of Chauffeurs Inc. is difficult to measure, but it is estimated that millions of dollars are not raised in Quebec each year, if we consider the missing contributions to the Canadian Revenue Agency, the Quebec Revenue Commission and the Standards Commission., Equity, Health and Safety at Work. Concerned Mark Cadyux, CEO of the Quebec Tracking Association (ACQ).

“We have a pilot project with CNEST, which has started training the company’s inspectors. Ontario has pilot projects. This will allow them to recover their money, ”he added.

“It simply came to our notice then. We cannot compete with a company that uses Chauffeurs Inc. 6. Jean-Claude Fortin, president of the Canadian Trucking Alliance, has been condemned.

“State tax haven”

For Pascal Gaudet, vice president of truck management at Trans-West, the disaster has become a realistic “state tax haven between provinces and countries, supported by the government.”

He says he tried to open a branch in Toronto, but his fifty drivers quickly abandoned him, fearing a cut.

“When they saw their salary, they were surprised. I told them: ‘It’s unemployment, group insurance, pensions’, “he explained.

Among the teamsters, we see that some companies turn a blind eye, such as Transport Robert, where discussions have just gotten out of hand due to clauses related to Chauffeurs inc.

“We know that these workers are reducing jobs and wages for our members and for the industry as a whole,” Jean Chartrand stressed.

Group Robert did not respond to our request for an interview.

“No problem”

At the Association of Professional Drivers of Quebec (ARPQ), see General Manager, Francis Raulu, Chauffeurs inc. In the same eye.

“It’s not a problem. An employee, vs. a driver inc., The boys will get the same salary,” explained who has already worked as a truck driver.

According to him, all you have to do is file your tax return.

“It’s more of a small company that hires Chauffeurs inc. For them, it’s just a declaration from the source and snatching all the official documents, “he shared.

In 2019, Transport Minister Franোয়াois Bonnardel told the magazine Truck transport “Some companies need to include their employees in order to reduce the tax burden.”

Is asked by Journall, his cabinet returns the ball to the Ministry of Labor, which indicates that “it is not enough to demand self-employment to be excluded from the law while respecting the quality of labor. It is necessary to analyze the concrete situation of this person to determine his condition.”

In Employment and Social Development Canada, it is argued that a new provision “prohibits an employer from treating its employees as if they were not its employees”, assures Saskia Rodenberg Media Relations.

In the Canada Revenue Agency, it has been stated that “it is not illegal to conduct a personal services business”, but that “the parties must ensure that the actual facts of the employment relationship respect the agreement they have chosen”. Communication

Revenu Québec and CNESST have anonymous tip lines. Companies are starting to exclude their contract carriers who do business with Chauffeurs inc.

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