OTTAWA, Oct. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch,
Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, today congratulated
Securitas Transport Aviation Security Limited and the United
Steelworkers (USW) Local 1976, on the ratification of their collective
agreement by members working at the Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau
"As passenger and cargo traffic increases, airports are playing a more
strategic role in helping to build our nation's economy," said Minister
Leitch. "Strong labour management relations and healthy work places are
key to ensuring their success."
The USW union represents 625 pre-board screening officers and point
leaders working at the airport. Their previous collective agreement
expired on October 31, 2012.
"I am pleased that Securitas Transport Aviation Security Limited and the
United Steelworkers have worked together to successfully negotiate this
collective agreement," said Minister Leitch. "A negotiated agreement,
like this one ratified at Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International
Airport, is always in the best interest of the parties involved."
Securitas Transport Aviation Security Limited provides screening
services to the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) at
designated airports in Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince
Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Nunavut.
The agreement was reached with assistance from the Labour Program's
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, which provides dispute
resolution and dispute prevention assistance to trade unions and
employers under the Canada Labour Code.
SOURCE: Employment and Social Development Canada
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