Hon. Milton F. Gregg (Minister of Labour):
In view of the general interest in the matter, Mr. Speaker, I wish to make a brief statement concerning the railway dispute. On behalf of my colleagues in the government I have asked the parties to the dispute affecting non-operating railway employees to resume negotiations with a view to reaching agreement on the issues involved by the process of collective bargaining.
The management of the railways and the representatives of the unions have agreed with the request and it is expected that the first meeting can be held in Montreal before the end of this week.
Subtopic: FURTHER NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN RAILWAYS AND NON-OPERATING UNIONS