Statement by Minister of Labour, Filomena Tassi

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first_imgStatement by Minister of Labour, Filomena Tassi From: Employment and Social Development CanadaToday, the Minister of Labour, Filomena Tassi, issued the following statement regarding the collective bargaining negotiations between the Syndicat des débardeurs, the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 375 and the Maritime Employers Association:Today, the Minister of Labour, Filomena Tassi, issued the following statement regarding the collective bargaining negotiations between the Syndicat des débardeurs, the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 375 and the Maritime Employers Association:“The Government of Canada has faith in the collective bargaining process. Since October 2018, the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) has been working closely with the Syndicat des débardeurs, Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 375 and the Maritime Employers Association. This nearly two and a half year commitment to the negotiation process is evidence of our belief that the best deals are made at the negotiating table.I have reached out to all parties throughout the negotiation process, as have a number of my ministerial colleagues. At my request, Mr. Peter Simpson, Director General of the FMCS, and Mr. Robert Bellerose, Regional Director, Quebec Region – FMCS, two senior mediators, were recently added to the file to provide further assistance to the parties in their negotiations.After seven days of meetings, the mediators suspended face-to-face meetings with the parties after determining that the gap between the parties is too significant at this time to conclude a collective agreement.I have asked the mediators to continue to be in close contact with the parties. If their positions change in a way that is likely to lead to an agreement, the federal mediators will reconvene the parties as soon as possible.The Government is keenly aware of the central role that the Port of Montréal plays in movement of goods across Canada, particularly in Quebec and Ontario. Reaching an agreement at the bargaining table is in the best interest of workers, unions, employers and all Canadians.We strongly encourage both parties to immediately do the hard work necessary to reach an agreement. The Government of Canada will continue to be there throughout the negotiations to support their efforts.”Associated LinkFederal Mediation and Conciliation Service /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:agreement, Canada, director, Employees, Federal, Government, maritime, Minister, Simpsonlast_img

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