TORONTO, June 2 /CNW/ - The CAW will resume negotiations with Air Canada
tomorrow morning with a focus on the pension plan. Air Canada temporarily
adjourned discussions late last week.
The current collective agreement expired on May 31.
"We're working towards reaching a stand-pat agreement which will protect
our members during these current economic challenges," said Leslie Dias,
president of CAW Local 2002. "Our members have already made more than their
share of sacrifices during the 2003 and 2004 experiences with CCAA."
The CAW has been meeting regularly with the other four Air Canada unions
to discuss the issues facing the company's pension plan.
CAW Local 2002 represents 4,500 Air Canada workers across the country in
customer service in airport terminals and reservation offices.
The CAW has an ongoing five-point campaign, which includes pressing the
federal government to take an equity stake in the country's national carrier,
stop the further payments to Robert Milton, block the wind-up of Air Canada
parent company ACE Aviation Holdings, re-establish smart regulations on the
airlines and require Air Canada to fully fund its pension plan.
For further information:
For further information: CAW Communications, Shannon Devine, (cell)
(416) 302-1699 or CAW Local 2002 Communications, Darryl Bink, (cell) (647)