Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

October 05, 2012 10:49 ET

Minister Raitt Commends New Collective Agreements Between Garda Security Screening Inc. and General Teamsters in Calgary and Medicine Hat

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 5, 2012) - Today, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Canada's Labour Minister, congratulated Garda Security Screening Inc. and General Teamsters on ratifying new collective agreements.

"I am very pleased that Garda Security Screening Inc. and General Teamsters have reached agreements," said Minister Raitt. "Strong labour-management relations benefit the economic prosperity and security of Canadians."

General Teamsters Local Union 362 represents some 430 employees at the Calgary International Airport and about 6 employees at the Medicine Hat Airport responsible for the security screening of passengers, non-passengers, and baggage. The previous collective agreements expired on March 31, 2012.

The agreements were reached with assistance from the Labour Program's Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. 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.

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

    Media Relations Office
    Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
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