Detroit Windsor Tunnel and Unifor, Local 195, reach a new collective agreement

Minister Leitch congratulates both parties

OTTAWA, June 19, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, congratulated the Detroit Windsor Tunnel LLC and Unifor, Local 195, on the renewal of their collective agreement.

The agreement was reached with assistance from the Labour Program's Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS). The FMCS provides dispute resolution and dispute prevention assistance to trade unions and employers under the jurisdiction of the Canada Labour Code.

Quick Facts

  • The Detroit Windsor Tunnel LLC is an underground highway tunnel connecting Detroit, Michigan, in the United States, with Windsor, Ontario, in Canada.
  • The collective agreement covering 39 employees of the Detroit Windsor Tunnel LLC expired on January 31, 2015.

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"I applaud the Detroit Windsor Tunnel LLC and Unifor, Local 195, for working together and finding a solution that will benefit everyone. The best solution is always the one that the parties reach themselves."
– The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, P.C., O.Ont., M.P., Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women

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For further information: Andrew McGrath, Director of Communications, Office of the Hon. Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, P.C., O.Ont., M.P., Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, 819-953-5646, andrew.mcgrath@labour-travail.gc.ca; Media Relations Office, Employment and Social Development Canada, 819-994-5559, media@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca


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