Through Air Canada Air Canada, Canada`s largest national and international airline, serving nearly 220 airports on six continents. Canada`s flagship carrier is one of the 20 largest airlines in the world and served nearly 51 million customers in 2018. Air Canada provides scheduled air services directly to 62 airports in Canada, 54 in the United States and 101 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world`s most comprehensive airline network, serving 1250 airports in 195 countries. Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to achieve a four-star rating, according to British independent research firm Skytrax, which was also named the best airline in North America in 2019. For more information, see: aircanada.com/media, follow @AirCanada on Twitter and join Air Canada on Facebook. TORONTO – Unifor members who work as Air Canada`s after-sales agents and after-sales service employees are ratifying a historic collective agreement. “We are pleased to conclude these negotiations with an agreement that brings economic benefits and sets a new industry standard for Air Canada members,” said Euila Leonard, President of Unifor Local 2002. “The bargaining committee and our members fought hard and never cheated with their sponsors when they asked for a fair deal that reflects their commitment and contributions to the company.” “Unifor members have made sacrifices for the company in more difficult times and are now earning a share of Air Canada`s record profits,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “This agreement does that and more. Not only have we negotiated historic wage increases that remove the two-tier wage scale, but we have also established a higher level for those working in the service sector.
“We are very pleased that our employees in the United States have ratified a new 10-year collective agreement. This result underscores the direction of the IBT and our employees towards Air Canada`s successful business strategy to continue to grow a sustainably profitable global business,” said Craig Landry, Executive Vice President of Operations at Air Canada. I congratulate the bargaining committees and our colleagues on the conclusion of this excellent result, which provides our U.S. employees with long-term stability in this highly competitive and changing sector. Under previous contracts, employees hired after 2004 were paid less. These members will benefit from an approximate 75% increase in compensation over the life of the collective agreement. The collective agreement provides for improvements in wages and social benefits, improved job security provisions and an improved flexible time bank. MONTREAL, Oct. 23, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ – Air Canada announced today that it has been informed by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), the union representing the airline`s 700 U.S.-based employees, that its members have ratified a new 10-year collective agreement on July 17, 2019. The new agreement is in force until 2029. The IBT represents approximately 700 Air Canada after-sales service agents, concierge and premium agents, reservation agents, air freight agents and other agents in the United States. Air Canada applauds Hawaii`s science-based initiative on elimination. . .
. Unifor 2002 represents 5600 Air Canada employees. Unifor is Canada`s largest union in the private sector and represents 315,000 employees in all major sectors of the economy. The union stands up for all workers and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and seeks to create progressive change for a better future. To arrange an interview, please contact Unifor Communications National Representative David Molenhuis at email@example.com or 416-575-7453 (cell). Air Canada is working with Shoppers Drug Mart to find one….