OTTAWA, Feb. 23, 2015 /CNW/ - Following her discussions with Canadian National Railway and Unifor, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, issued the following statement:
"I am very pleased that the Canadian National Railway (CN) and Unifor were able to renew their collective agreements this evening eliminating any threat to the Canadian economy. I know that it will benefit not only the parties involved but all Canadians. I firmly believe that the best solution is always the one that the parties reach themselves.
I am pleased that they sought the assistance of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service to work out their differences. It was through the determination and dedication of the parties themselves that they resolved their differences and found solutions. Strong labour relations benefit employers, the union, Canadians and the Canadian economy."
– The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, P.C., O.Ont., M.P., Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women
SOURCE Employment and Social Development Canada
Image with caption: "Jerry Dias (Unifor), Minister of Labour Leitch and Jim Vena (CN) upon reaching the tentative agreement. (CNW Group/Employment and Social Development Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150223_C8939_PHOTO_EN_12483.jpg
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, [email protected]; Media Relations Office, Employment and Social Development Canada, 819-994-5559, [email protected]