La Coopérative de Transport Maritime et Aérien (CTMA) and the United Steelworkers, Local 9538 reach a new collective agreement

Minister Leitch congratulates both parties

OTTAWA, July 27, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, congratulated La Coopérative de Transport Maritime et Aérien (CTMA) and the United Steelworkers, Local 9538, on the renewal of their collective agreement.

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

Quick Facts

  • La Coopérative de Transport Maritime et Aérien (CTMA) operates ferry services from Cap-aux-Meules, Quebec, located in the Magdalen Islands, to Souris, Prince Edward Island. CTMA also operates a seasonal passenger service from Montréal, Quebec to Cap-aux-Meules as well as a year-round cargo service from Trois-Rivières, Quebec to Cap-aux-Meules.
  • The collective agreement, covering all licensed personnel, deck officers and engineers employed on vessels owned or operated by CTMA, expired on January 31, 2014.

 

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"I applaud La Coopérative de Transport Maritime et Aérien (CTMA) and the United Steelworkers, Local 9538, 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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SOURCE Employment and Social Development Canada

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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