116. The civil servants are governed by the provisions of the collective agreement applicable to them, or if there are no such provisions in that collective agreement, by the provisions of this act. However, no provision of a collective agreement may limit the powers of the Office or of the Commission; nor may it limit the powers of the Minister of Civil Service or of the Conseil du Trésor with regard to any of the following matters:
(a) the appointment of candidates to the civil service or the promotion of civil servants;
(b) the classification of positions, including the definition of conditions of admission and the determination of the level of positions relating to the classification;
(c) the granting of permanent tenure and the determination of the duration of the temporary period of employment or of the probationary period in the case of promotion;
(d) the establishment of standards of ethics and discipline in the civil service;
(e) the establishment of organization plans and the determination and distribution of assignments.
A decree adopted under the Act respecting labour relations in the construction industry (chapter R-20) or under another act, or a document in lieu thereof or a collective agreement made with a view to such a decree does not apply to the conditions of employment of civil servants.