Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

September 11, 2012 10:34 ET

Great Canadian Railtour Company Ltd. and the Teamsters, Local 31, Reach Agreement

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 11, 2012) - Today, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Canada's Labour Minister, congratulated the Great Canadian Railtour Company Ltd. and the Teamsters, Local 31, for successfully reaching a new collective agreement.

"I am very pleased that the Great Canadian Railtour Company Ltd. and Teamsters, Local 31, have reached an agreement," said Minister Raitt. "Our government remains focused on the country's economic recovery and the financial security of Canadians."

The Great Canadian Railtour Company Ltd. (which also does business as Rocky Mountaineer) is a tour company that offers western Canadian vacation packages. It operates trains on four rail routes through British Columbia and Alberta. The unit of 109 onboard attendants is responsible for providing guest services and commentary on the trains. The new collective agreement is the first between the Great Canadian Railtour Company Ltd. and Local 31, and is valid for a three-year term.

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Contact Information

  • Ashley Kelahear
    Press Secretary
    Office of Minister Raitt
    819-953-5646

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