Air Canada Reaches 10-Year Agreement with Flight Attendants

By Jesse Sokolow on 18 November 2015
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DSC_0990Air Canada and the union that represents its flight attendants announced that the union’s members had ratified the ten-year agreement reached with the airline last month.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees, the union that represents approximately 6,500 Air Canada and 700 Air Canada rouge flight attendants, said that the agreement was approved by a “narrow margin” without providing details of the vote.

“This ten-year landmark agreement with CUPE is a historic development which will help Air Canada achieve its global ambitions while acknowledging the important contribution of our flight attendants,” said Benjamin Smith, president, passenger airlines at Air Canada.

“With annual wage increases, unprecedented job security along with numerous important improvements to working conditions, Air Canada flight attendants, at both mainline and rouge, secured a better future,” said Michel Cournoyer, president of the Air Canada Component of the Canadian Union of Public Employees.

The agreement, which is subject to certain openers over the ten-year period, has been approved by the airline’s board of directors. The airline and its pilots union reached a ten-year agreement in October 2014.

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