Océan Remorquage Québec Inc. and the Canadian Merchant Service Guild reach a collective agreement

Minister Leitch congratulates both parties

OTTAWA, March 18, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, congratulated Océan Remorquage Québec Inc. and the Canadian Merchant Service Guild on the renewal of their collective agreement.

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 dispute prevention assistance to trade unions and employers under the jurisdiction of the Canada Labour Code.

Quick Facts

  • Océan Remorquage Québec Inc. is a member of the Ocean Group and is one of the main suppliers of integrated marine services in Canada. They provide services such as dredging, floating wharves, harbour towing and marine equipment rentals.
  • The collective agreement covering all captains or mates working aboard vessels operated by Océan Remorquage Québec Inc. expired on September 30, 2014.

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"I applaud Océan Remorquage Québec Inc. and the Canadian Merchant Service Guild on reaching an agreement that will benefit everyone. Strong labour-management relations favour both parties and benefit the overall economy." 
– 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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Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

 

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, Follow us on Twitter

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