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Minister Raitt Commends TELUS Communications Inc. and CUPE on Ratifying New Collective Agreement

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 11/30/12 -- Today, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Canada's Labour Minister, congratulated TELUS Communications Inc. and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 5144 on ratifying a new collective agreement. CUPE Local 5144 represents approximately 600 project officers and supervisors working at locations across Quebec.

"I am very pleased that TELUS Communications Inc. and CUPE have reached a new agreement," said Minister Raitt. "Strong labour-management relations benefit our economic prosperity as well as, in this case, the security of Canadians."

The agreement was reached with assistance from the Labour Program's Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service provides dispute resolution and prevention assistance to trade unions and employers that fall under the jurisdiction of the Canada Labour Code.

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