TORONTO, June 14, 2015 /CNW/ - Unifor has reached a tentative deal with
Air Canada for a five-year collective agreement for over 4,000 Customer
Sales and Service Agents.
"Unifor was built to defend good jobs. This deal protects scope work and
achieves the fair wages that our members wanted," said Unifor National
President Jerry Dias.
The agreement has the unanimous endorsement of the Unifor bargaining
committee. Ratification meetings will be scheduled in locations across
the country over the next ten days. Details of the agreement will only
be disclosed to the public following ratification by Unifor Local 2002
"Air Canada has enjoyed solid profits for two years and its stock has
doubled in the last six months," said Cheryl Robinson, Unifor Local
2002 President. "Our members deserve to share in that success."
Talks have been ongoing since January 2015, but conflict between the
parties about the scope of work done by Local 2002 members at Pearson
International Airport complicated negotiations until this weekend when
a resolution was facilitated by mediator Vince Ready.
Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing
more than 305,000 workers. It was formed Labour Day weekend 2013 when
the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and
Paperworkers unions merged.
For further information:
For more information, please contact Unifor Communications Representative Ian Boyko at 778-903-6549 (cell) or Ian.Boyko@Unifor.org