Minister Leitch congratulates all parties
OTTAWA, June 26, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, congratulated Air Canada and Unifor Local 2002 on the renewal of their collective agreement for a five-year period.
The agreement was reached with assistance from the Labour Program's Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS). The FMCS provides dispute resolution and dispute prevention assistance to trade unions and employers under the jurisdiction of the Canada Labour Code.
Air Canada operates over 1,400 flights on a daily basis and, with its regional carriers, served more than 38 million passengers last year. It provides direct passenger service to more than 175 destinations on five continents.
It is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and employs 27,000 people.
- Air Canada is Canada's largest airline provider of scheduled passenger services in the Canadian market and in the international market to and from Canada.
- The collective agreement covering 4,100 customer service agents working at Air Canada expired on February 28, 2015.
"I am pleased that Air Canada and Unifor Local 2002 have reached an agreement. I applaud the parties for their commitment to reaching a settlement; the best solution is always the one that the parties reach themselves."
– The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, P.C., O.Ont., M.P., Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women
SOURCE Employment and Social Development Canada
For further information: Andrew McGrath, Director of Communications, Office of the Hon. Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, P.C., O.Ont., M.P., Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, 819-953-5646, [email protected] ; Media Relations Office, Employment and Social Development Canada, 819-994-5559, [email protected]