OTTAWA, June 14, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, congratulated Air Canada and UNIFOR on reaching a tentative five-year collective agreement.
This agreement was reached thanks to the hard work of both parties with the support of the Government of Canada's Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.
- This new tentative collective agreement will apply to nearly 4,100 Air Canada customer service agents.
- Air Canada is the largest airline in the country with over 1400 daily flights operated by it and its subsidiaries.
- When the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service assists parties in negotiations, agreements are reached without resorting to work-stoppages, over 94 percent of the time.
"I would like to congratulate Air Canada and UNIFOR on reaching this landmark tentative collective agreement. As I've said many times in the past, the best agreement is always the one the parties reach themselves. Both parties worked hard to resolve this dispute in the best interest of the Canadian economy and all Canadians."
–The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, P.C., O.Ont., M.P., Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women
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