TORONTO, July 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Pilots at Cargojet Airways Ltd. have
overwhelmingly ratified a first collective agreement between CAW and
Cargojet Airways Ltd operates a fleet of Boeing 727, 757 and 767
freighters across Canada and around the world and employs over 70
airline pilots who are members of CAW Local 7378.
The new deal includes wage increases and key improvements to pilot
scheduling, increases in pension, sick days and numerous other
"The new agreement makes a number of improvements and will meet our
membership concerns," said Captain Colin Brazier, bargaining committee
chairperson. "It is anticipated that these new conditions will reduce
the potential of fatigue by a considerable degree. The solidarity of
the members and the bargaining committee's hard work helped ensure a
strong agreement for our pilot group while allowing Cargojet to remain
competitive and prosperous over the long term."
The new agreement also includes a number of new jobs being created. The
pilots negotiated wage increases which increased the top of the Captain
scale by 6 per cent and up to 1.5 per cent per year over the term of
the contract, retroactive to January 1, 2013. Other gains include
improvements to the scheduling system and an increase in annual
Pilots voted on the new agreement after meetings held on July 9, 10, 11
CAW Local 7378 represents the over 70 professional pilots at Cargojet.
The CAW represents 11,600 members in the air transportation sector
including pilots of Morningstar Air Express, Sunwing Airlines and
Cargojet Airways Ltd.
SOURCE: Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW)
For further information:
Please contact CAW Transportation Director Ron Smith (cell) 647-284-4535.