Recodifying the job relation
This article examines the deep changes which have been observed in French and Quebec firms as regards job relation regulation. A different emerging social compromise can be distinguished from the one interiorized by the collective actors since the Second World War. Whereas this compromise, the Fordist compromise, depended on a correspondence between the type of job and the salary, the latter – which does not yet have either the coherence nor the institutional support of the former – has developed around a correspondence between productivity and the job. Therefore, the notion of productive efficiency becomes a stake in social regulation, leading to more advanced forms of related regulation.