Minister Leitch congratulates both parties
OTTAWA, June 17, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, congratulated Securitas Transport Aviation Security Limited and the United Steelworkers on the renewal of their collective agreement with Gander International Airport.
The agreement was reached with assistance from the Labour Program's Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS). The FMCS provides dispute resolution and dispute prevention assistance to trade unions and employers under the jurisdiction of the Canada Labour Code.
- Securitas Transport Aviation Security Limited is a provider to the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA), delivering screening services at airports in Quebec and the Atlantic region.
- The collective agreement covering approximately 15 employees providing pre-boarding security screening services at Gander International Airport expired on March 31, 2015.
- The collective agreements covering Securitas Transport Aviation Security Limited employees at various other airports (Bathurst Airport, Charlottetown Airport, Churchill Falls Airport, Deer Lake Regional Airport, Fredericton International Airport, Goose Bay International Airport, Greater Moncton International Airport, Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport, J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport, Saint John Airport, Stephenville International Airport, St. Anthony Airport, St. John's International Airport and Wabush Airport) were also previously ratified.
"I congratulate Securitas Transport Aviation Security Limited and the United Steelworkers for their commitment in working out their differences and finding a solution that will benefit everyone working at Gander International Airport."
– 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
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]