OTTAWA, Sept. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Dr. Kellie Leitch,
Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, congratulated the
Vancouver International Airport Authorityand the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) on reaching an
agreement, which has now been ratified by the PSAC membership.
"I am pleased that the Vancouver International Airport Authorityand PSAC worked closely to achieve an agreement," said Minister Leitch.
"Both parties remained focused on the negotiation process which was
beneficial in avoiding any work stoppages and ensured uninterrupted
services at the Vancouver International Airport."
The parties reached an agreement with the assistance from the Federal
Mediation and Conciliation Service. PSAC represents office and trades
employees, including terminal duty and airside safety officers,
airfield operators, firefighters, mechanics and signmakers, whose
previous collective agreement expired on December 31, 2012.
The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service provides dispute
resolution and prevention assistance to trade unions and employers
under the jurisdiction of the Canada Labour Code.
SOURCE: Employment and Social Development Canada
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