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 members.
"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.
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