TORONTO, Feb. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Today the CAW reached its first tentative
agreement with Sunwing Airlines. CAW Local 7378 represents over 150
professional airline pilots at Sunwing.
"We negotiated through a number of very difficult issues at the
bargaining table and were able to reach an agreement that we feel meets
the needs of our membership," said Captain Dave Matkovich, president of
CAW Local 7378. "It was the strength and support of our members, and
the tireless work of our bargaining committee that made this tentative
"We will be taking the tentative agreement to our membership for a
ratification vote in a series of meetings across the country during the
last week of February," stated Matkovich.
Details of the three-year agreement will be released upon ratification.
"The airline sector is incredibly challenging and we've proven many
times over that having the backing of a strong union makes a big
difference for airline staff, regardless of their profession or job,"
said Ron Smith, CAW Transportation Director.
Sunwing pilots joined the CAW in January 2012. The CAW represents 11,600
members in the air transportation sector including pilots of
Morningstar Air Express, PropAir, Sunwing Airlines, and CargoJet.
SOURCE: Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW)
For further information:
For more information, please contact CAW Transportation Director Ron Smith (cell) 647-284-4535