Air Canada Reaches Tentative 10 Year Deal With Flight Attendants

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Air Canada and the Canadian Union of Public Employees have reached a new 10 yr. collective agreement for the 6,500 flight attendants at AC and 700 at AC rouge. The deal is subject to ratification.


"This new, 10  yr. agreement with CUPE is an important development which will support long term profitable growth for the benefit of Air Canada, our stakeholders and our flight attendants at both mainline and Air Canada rouge," said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines, Air Canada. "This is a win-win agreement that will provide added stability and flexibility while acknowledging the important contribution of our flight attendants towards Air Canada's future success."


CUPE President, Airline Division, Michel Cournoyer also touted the benefits of the agreement. "We are pleased that the company has agreed to many key improvements to our current collective agreement, including much-needed provisions on job security amongst other important gains. We look forward to a sustained period of growth at Air Canada. Our company's global expansion in the months and years ahead will be mutually beneficial, and will have a tremendously positive impact on our membership."


AC should be able to enjoy a prolonged period of labour peace, as this agreement follows on the heel of deals with pilots, Customer Service and Sales agents and U.S. and U.K. unionized workers.

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