7. The officers and employees of the Communauté urbaine de Québec and of the municipalities referred to in section 5 shall become, without reduction in salary, officers and employees of the city, and shall retain their seniority and employee benefits and, in particular, continue to be members of the pension plan of which they were members prior to the constitution of the city.
The officers and employees of the Communauté urbaine de Québec who, on 31 December 2001, exercise their functions within the scope of the jurisdiction of the Community as regards land use planning, may be reassigned to the Communauté métropolitaine de Québec by any order of the Government made under section 9.
No officer or employee to whom this section applies, other than an officer or employee having entered into employment with the urban community or any of the municipalities after 15 November 2000, may be laid off or dismissed solely by reason of the constitution of the city.
2000, c. 56, Sch. II, s. 7.