Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

June 16, 2011 16:19 ET

Air Canada and CAW-Canada, Local 2002, Reach Agreement

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 16, 2011) - Today, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Canada's Labour Minister, congratulated Air Canada and the National Automobile, Aerospace, Transportation and General Workers Union of Canada (CAW-Canada), Local 2002, for successfully reaching a tentative agreement.

"Our Government remains focused on Canada's economic recovery and the financial security of Canadians. We are pleased that there will be a resumption of service for Air Canada passengers," said Minister Raitt. "I applaud the efforts of the parties and the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service."

This agreement was reached through intense bargaining between both parties with the assistance of mediators from the Government of Canada's Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.

"The best solution in any dispute is the one the parties reach themselves," Minister Raitt added. "Strong labour-management relations contribute to our country's economic prosperity and the economic security of Canadians."

The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service provides dispute resolution and dispute prevention assistance to trade unions and employers under the jurisdiction of the Canada Labour Code.

This news release is available in alternative formats upon request.

Contact Information

  • Ashley Kelahear
    Special Assistant, Media Relations
    Office of Minister Raitt
    819-953-5646

    Media Relations Office
    Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
    819-994-5559