Tshiuetin Rail Transportation Inc. and the United Steelworkers, Local 7065, reach a new collective agreement - Minister Leitch congratulates both parties

OTTAWA, July 31, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, congratulated Tshiuetin Rail Transportation Inc. and the United Steelworkers, Local 7065, 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

  • Tshiuetin Rail Transportation Inc. operates a passenger and merchandise railway service between Emeril Junction in Labrador and the Town of Schefferville in Quebec.
  • The collective agreement, covering 80 employees working in the provinces of Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador, expired on March 31, 2015.

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"I applaud Tshiuetin Rail Transportation Inc. and the United Steelworkers, Local 7065, 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, Follow us on Twitter


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