Minister Leitch congratulates both parties
OTTAWA, Feb. 1, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, congratulated Jazz Aviation and the Air Line Pilots Association on the renewal of their collective agreement for an 11-year period. The two parties reached agreement through direct negotiations.
- Jazz Aviation is a contract carrier for Air Canada under the Capacity Purchase Agreement. Jazz Aviation serves 73 destinations across Canada and the U.S. and operates approximately 800 daily flights.
- The current collective agreement covers approximately 1,500 pilots employed at Jazz Airlines.
- The new collective agreement will run until December 31, 2025.
"I applaud Jazz Aviation and the Air Line Pilots Association on reaching an agreement that will benefit everyone. The parties worked together to find solutions and came to an agreement that will provide them with long-term stability. This demonstrates what can be accomplished when employers and unions work cooperatively to achieve an agreement that meets their objectives."
– The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
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