Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

February 15, 2011 16:44 ET

Statement by the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Canada's Labour Minister

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 15, 2011) - I congratulate the Canadian Pacific Railway Company (CP) and the National Automobile, Aerospace, Transportation and General Workers Union of Canada (CAW-Canada), Local 101, for reaching a tentative agreement.

I appreciate the effort that both parties put into achieving this agreement. I also commend CP and CAW-Canada for their commitment to finding a negotiated solution to their differences.

This agreement was reached with the assistance of a mediator from the Labour Program's Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. The collective agreement, covering a unit of about 2 200 employees, had expired on December 31, 2010.

Members of CAW-Canada, Local 101, will vote in the upcoming weeks on the ratification of this new agreement.

This statement is available in alternative formats upon request.

Contact Information

  • Office of Minister Raitt
    Ashley Kelahear
    Special Assistant, Media Relations
    Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
    Media Relations Office