Minister Leitch congratulates parties on reaching new agreement
OTTAWA, Dec. 22, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, congratulated the National Gallery of Canada and the Public Service Alliance of Canada on reaching a collective agreement.
The agreement was reached with assistance from the Labour Program's Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, which provides dispute prevention and dispute resolution assistance to trade unions and employers under the Canada Labour Code.
- The collective agreement covering 185 employees expired on June 30, 2013.
- Over the last five years, more than 94 percent of collective agreements within the federal jurisdiction were settled without a work stoppage when the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service was involved.
"Working together to reach an agreement that benefits everyone is rewarding. I congratulate both parties for their continuous efforts and dedication to good labour relations."
– The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women
SOURCE: Employment and Social Development Canada
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