OTTAWA, May 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Canada's
Labour Minister, congratulated the Potlotek First Nation and the United
Food and Commercial Workers Canada Union on ratifying their first
collective agreement for deckhands and fishers in Nova Scotia.
"I am pleased that the Potlotek First Nation and the union have
successfully negotiated an agreement and established a positive
relationship," said Minister Raitt. "Strong labour-management relations
benefit the economic prosperity and security of Canadians."
The Potlotek First Nation operates two fishing vessels for lobster
fishing in Glace Bay and snow crab fishing in Arichat. The United Food
and Commercial Workers Canada Union Local 864 was certified by the
Canada Industrial Relations Board on July 5, 2012, to represent
approximately 24 deckhands and fishers.
The agreement was reached with assistance from the Labour Program's
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. The Federal Mediation and
Conciliation Service provides dispute resolution and prevention
assistance to trade unions and employers under the jurisdiction of the Canada Labour Code.
This news release is available in alternative formats upon request.
SOURCE: Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
For further information:
Office of Minister Raitt
Media Relations Office
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
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