AC has welcomed the news that approximately 6,500 flight
attendants at the mainline and 700 at Air Canada rouge have ratified a 10 yr.
"This 19 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.
"In addition, the agreement recognizes that our flight
attendants play an integral role in delivering our award-winning customer
service and enhancing our brand while ensuring the safety of our customers.
With this agreement now in place we can focus on long term profitable growth
for the benefit of all of our stakeholders."
AC CEO Calin Rovinescu pointed out that the agreement follows a
10 yr. deal reached with pilots last October and is the 5th
collective agreement reached with unions representing AC employees over the
“It is yet a further indication of the collaborative partnership
that is building Air Canada into a global champion," Rovinescu said.
The agreement is subject to certain openers over its duration.