OTTAWA, July 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Canada's
Labour Minister, commended Loomis Express (Canada) Ltd. and the
Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) on renewing their collective agreements in
Alberta and British Columbia.
"I am pleased that the parties worked closely together to renew their
agreements," said Minister Raitt. "Strong labour-management relations
support the economic prosperity of Canadians."
The CAW bargaining units in Alberta and British Columbia represent
approximately 900 Loomis Express employees, including owner-operators,
customer service representatives, loaders, drivers, operators,
warehouse workers and clerical employees, whose previous collective
agreements expired on March 31, 2013. Last month, collective agreements
were also reached with Loomis employees in Ontario, Nova Scotia,
Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
These agreements were all reached with assistance from the Labour
Program's Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS). The FMCS
provides dispute resolution and prevention assistance to trade unions
and employers under the jurisdiction of the Canada Labour Code.
SOURCE: Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
For further information:
Office of Minister Raitt
Media Relations Office
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
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