"This afternoon, I spoke with CP Rail President & CEO Keith Creel and
TCRC President Doug Finnson, and will be speaking with the IBEW shortly,
regarding their collective bargaining negotiations. All parties are
remaining at the bargaining table to continue their discussions. I
communicated my expectation that the parties will continue to negotiate
in good faith and arrive at an agreement; Canada's continued economic
success and many good middle class jobs depend on it.
Our Government has always supported a fair and balanced collective bargaining process, because it gets results. Federal mediators from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) are working closely with the parties in their negotiations. I have been closely monitoring the situation through the FMCS and will continue to do so."
SOURCE Employment and Social Development Canada