Minister Raitt commends Loomis Express and CAW on renewing collective agreements in Alberta and British Columbia

Jul 04, 2013, 16:22 ET from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

OTTAWA, July 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Canada's Labour Minister, commended Loomis Express (Canada) Ltd. and the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) on renewing their collective agreements in Alberta and British Columbia.

"I am pleased that the parties worked closely together to renew their agreements," said Minister Raitt. "Strong labour-management relations support the economic prosperity of Canadians."

The CAW bargaining units in Alberta and British Columbia represent approximately 900 Loomis Express employees, including owner-operators, customer service representatives, loaders, drivers, operators, warehouse workers and clerical employees, whose previous collective agreements expired on March 31, 2013. Last month, collective agreements were also reached with Loomis employees in Ontario, Nova Scotia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

These agreements were all reached with assistance from the Labour Program's Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS). The FMCS provides dispute resolution and prevention assistance to trade unions and employers under the jurisdiction of the Canada Labour Code.

SOURCE Human Resources and Skills Development Canada