MONTREAL, Feb. 12, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today announced that
it has reached a tentative collective agreement with the Canadian
Airline Dispatchers Association (CALDA), representing the airline's
flight dispatchers. Air Canada's 74 flight dispatchers are based at
the airline's central operations control centre near Toronto Pearson
International Airport and assist flight crew in the preparation for
flight departures and arrivals.
The agreement is subject to ratification by the union membership.
Details of the agreement will not be released pending ratification, and
approval by the Air Canada board of directors.
This is the third tentative collective agreement reached by Air Canada
and its unions in the past three days, following the IAMAW, its largest
union, representing mechanics, baggage handlers and cargo agents on
February 10, and Local 2002 of the CAW representing in-flight crew
schedulers on February 11, 2012.
CAUTION REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION
Air Canada's public communications may include forward-looking
statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws.
Forward-looking statements, by their nature, are based on assumptions
and are subject to important risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking
statements cannot be relied upon due to, amongst other things, changing
external events and general uncertainties of the business. Actual
results may differ materially from results indicated in forward-looking
statements due to a number of factors, including without limitation,
industry, market, credit and economic conditions, the ability to reduce
operating costs and secure financing, pension issues, energy prices,
currency exchange and interest rates, employee and labour relations,
competition, war, terrorist acts, epidemic diseases, environmental
factors (including weather systems and other natural phenomena and
factors arising from man-made sources), insurance issues and costs,
changes in demand due to the seasonal nature of the business, supply
issues, changes in laws, regulatory developments or proceedings,
pending and future litigation and actions by third parties as well as
the factors identified throughout Air Canada's public disclosure file
available at www.sedar.com. Any forward-looking statements contained in this news release
represent Air Canada's expectations as of date of this news release and
are subject to change after such date. However, Air Canada disclaims
any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking
statements whether as a result of new information, future events or
otherwise, except as required under applicable securities regulations.
SOURCE AIR CANADA
For further information:
Air Canada Contacts:
Isabelle Arthur (Montréal) 514 422-5788
Peter Fitzpatrick (Toronto) 416 263-5576
Angela Mah (Vancouver) 604 270-5741
Richard Yeates 705 888-4492