MONTREAL, Nov. 7, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada said today it has
received the final and binding ruling by Elizabeth MacPherson, Chair of
the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB), regarding unresolved
matters between Air Canada and CUPE, the union representing the
airline's 6,800 flight attendants. Following a hearing at which both
parties were represented, this ruling by an independent and
well-respected third party orders the implementation of the second
tentative agreement reached September 20, 2011 as the new binding
collective agreement between the airline and its flight attendants.
"Air Canada is pleased with this final and binding decision to implement
the terms of the second tentative agreement that was reached with
CUPE's democratically-elected leadership in September," said Duncan
Dee, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. "The
implementation of a new collective agreement with our flight attendants
ends a period of uncertainty for our customers and will allow Air
Canada and its employees to move forward together."
Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international full-service
airline providing scheduled and charter air transportation for
passengers and cargo to more than 175 destinations on five continents.
Canada's flag carrier is the 15th largest commercial airline in the
world and serves 33 million customers annually. Air Canada is a
founding member of Star Alliance. For more information on Air Canada
SOURCE AIR CANADA