GATINEAU, QC, July 31, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Dr. Kellie
Leitch, Minister of Labour, congratulated Manitoba Telecom Services
(MTS) Incorporated and the International Federation of Professional and
Technical Engineers (IFPTE) on renewing their collective agreement.
"I am pleased the parties successfully resolved their dispute," said
Minister Leitch. "Building and maintaining strong labour management
relations helps promote productive work environments, which is a
benefit to all Canadians."
The IFPTE's bargaining units represent approximately 1 250 supervisors,
professional and technical employees of MTS Inc., located across
Manitoba. The previous collective agreement expired on February 19,
The agreement was reached with assistance from the Labour Program's
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) which provides
dispute resolution and prevention assistance to trade unions and
employers under the Canada Labour Code.
SOURCE: Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
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