Ottawa, Feb. 19, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, congratulated Swissport Canada Handling Inc. and the Canada Council of Teamsters on the renewal of their collective agreement. The agreement covers the Swissport Canada Handling Inc. unit, who work at Dorval and Mirabel airports in Montreal.
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.
- Swissport Canada Handling Inc. is a provider of ground and cargo services to the aviation industry.
- The Canada Council of Teamsters was the bargaining agent for the unit at Swissport Canada Handling Inc., comprising of 281 groomers, ramp and ground handlers, mechanics and communications co-ordinators working at the international airports in Montreal (Dorval and Mirabel).
"I applaud Swissport Canada Handling Inc. and the Canada Council of Teamsters 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
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
SOURCE Employment and Social Development Canada
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