MONTREAL, Feb. 5, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today announced that it has reached a tentative collective agreement with UNITE for the airline's U.K.-based workforce.
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.
UNITE represents approximately 200 Air Canada concierge service, cargo and clerical staff based in the United Kingdom.
This tentative agreement with UNITE follows on the conclusion in October 2014 of a new agreement with Air Canada's pilots on collective agreement terms for ten years. It is the second tentative collective agreement reached by Air Canada and its unions in recent days, following the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) representing its U.S. workforce.
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