Minister Leitch congratulates parties on reaching an agreement to end
the work stoppage
OTTAWA, Aug. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch,
Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, today congratulated
Unifor Local 114 and Cascade Aerospace Inc. on successfully reaching a
new collective agreement.
This agreement covers approximately 450 employees working at the
Abbotsford, British Columbia plant, whose previous collective agreement
expired on March 30, 2014. The employees had been on strike since June
The parties reached the agreement with the assistance of the Labour
Program's Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, which provides
dispute resolution and dispute prevention assistance to trade unions
and employers under the Canada Labour Code.
Cascade Aerospace Inc. is an aerospace and defence contractor that
provides aircraft support programs for original equipment
manufacturers, military, government and commercial customers.
Unifor is Canada's largest private sector union, with more than 305,000
members across the country, working in every major sector of the
Over the past five years, 94 percent of collective bargaining
negotiations in the federal jurisdiction were resolved without a work
stoppage when the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service was
"I am pleased that Unifor Local 114 and Cascade Aerospace Inc. worked
together to resolve their labour dispute and end the work stoppage.
This agreement allows the employer and employees to pursue their work
and contribute to Canada's economy and defence community."
- The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister
of Status of Women
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
SOURCE: Employment and Social Development Canada
For further information:
Office of the Hon. Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, P.C., O.Ont., M.P.
Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women
Media Relations Office
Employment and Social Development Canada
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