News in brief: A look at news, facts and figures shaping the world of payroll professionalsMajority of Quebec workers discuss salary • Maternity leads to lower wages: Study • Calgary’s mayor examines councillor perks • Modest salary increases expected in 2011 • ADP launches mobile payroll app12/01/2010|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 12/01/2010 Majority of Quebec workers discuss salaryMONTREAL — Although discussing salaries at work is still taboo, Quebec workers would like to see things change, according to a survey by Quebec's HR association. Fifty-eight per cent of respondents feel the ban on talking about salaries should be lifted, according to the survey of 604 Quebec workers by the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés (CRHA). The survey also found more women than men are in favour of this type of transparency. “Since pay equity remains a concern in Quebec organizations, the fact that women are more interested in discussing salaries comes as no surprise since they’re the ones who often feel left behind,” said Florent Francoeur, president and chief executive officer of CRHA. Employees still talk about salaries among themselves. In fact, 70 per cent of respondents reported having discussed their salary with one of their co-workers, a percentage that climbs to 84 per cent among young workers. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.