Parks Canada and PSAC sign their new collective agreement

Apr 24, 2013, 09:51 ET from Parks Canada

GATINEAU, QC, April 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Parks Canada Chief Executive Officer, Alan Latourelle, today announced that the new Collective Agreement between the Parks Canada Agency and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) has been officially signed yesterday and is now in effect. These successful negotiations with PSAC bring increased certainty to all Parks Canada team members, and to our partners, stakeholders and visitors.

"Parks Canada appreciates very much the respectful and constructive relationship it has with the PSAC," said CEO Latourelle. "Both teams of negotiators are to be commended for their leadership in achieving a collective agreement that is fair to both our team members and the Canadians taxpayers."

All across the country, Parks Canada team members, in their very diverse roles, are getting ready to start the operating season and provide our visitors with exciting experiences sure to leave lasting memories. As the largest providers of tourism opportunities and leaders in conservation in Canada, they all take great pride in their job and in the destinations they manage, real cornerstones of the Canadian tourism industry.

"Our team is dedicated and passionate, and we will be happy to help visitors have a truly incredible experience in our inspirational and breathtaking places for the 2013 Parks Canada season, which promises to be awesome," added Mr. Latourelle. "Visitors will have the opportunity to engage in an exciting array of outstanding experiences across the country. Come visit us!"

Parks Canada works to ensure Canada's historic and natural heritage is protected and, through a network of 44 national parks, 167 national historic sites, and four national marine conservation areas, invites Canadians and people around the world to engage in personal moments of inspiring discovery at our treasured natural and historic places.

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