Minister Raitt Addresses the 2012 International Forum of Labour Agencies

Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:00am EDT

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  MONTREAL, QUEBEC, Jul 12 (MARKET WIRE) --
The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Canada's Labour Minister, today addressed
participants at a roundtable meeting during the 2012 International Forum
of Labour Agencies, which Canada is hosting.

    "The Forum is a valuable setting for labour and management
representatives to exchange approaches to labour relations and best
practices," said Minister Raitt. "In the context of a changing global
economy, sharing knowledge with other advanced economies will help Canada
better prepare for tomorrow's challenges." 

    The Canada Industrial Relations Board and the Federal Mediation and
Conciliation Service are active participants in the International Forum
of Labour Agencies. This group is composed of representatives of the
national labour relations agencies and boards of eight foreign
jurisdictions: Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland,
New Zealand, Northern Ireland and South Africa. 

    The five-day Forum will address how industrial relations can best
contribute to wealth creation, challenges and opportunities presented by
social media, an ageing workforce and diversity in the workplace. It will
also focus on how labour relations agencies can best contribute to
constructive relations between workplace parties.

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Contacts:
Ashley Kelahear
Media Relations
Office of Minister Raitt
819-953-5646

Media Relations Office
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
819-994-5559

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