TORONTO, March 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Cooperative labour relations play a
critical role in Canada's overall economic success, said the Honourable
Lisa Raitt, Canada's Labour Minister, in her keynote address at the
Canadian Electricity Association's annual Labour Relations Symposium.
"Our government is helping employers and unions build and maintain
cooperative relationships," said Minister Raitt. "Healthy labour
relations are an important element in Canada's economic stability and
Minister Raitt emphasized the importance of harmonious labour relations
in dealing with the industry's challenges. "Cooperative labour
relations are even more crucial in light of the skills and labour
shortage Canada is facing," she added. "If an industry wants to attract
and retain the best talents, it certainly needs a good work climate."
The annual symposium brings together human resource professionals in the
electricity industry to examine issues and trends in collective
The Labour Program develops, administers and enforces workplace
legislation and regulations, such as the Canada Labour Code, which covers industrial relations, health, safety and employment
standards for federally regulated workers and employers, and the Employment Equity Act.
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SOURCE: Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
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