MONTREAL, June 30, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Regarding the negotiations for renewal of the Air Transat flight attendants' collective agreement, the company emphasizes that discussions, which have enabled significant progress to be made in recent months, are being actively pursued with an eye to reaching an agreement.
"We tabled a reasonable agreement that received the approval of the union executive, and we were confident that a majority of our flight attendants would also be persuaded that it was a good deal. We are therefore disappointed that this has not proved to be the case. We will be heading back to the bargaining table beginning this weekend to quickly find common ground," said Jean-François Lemay, President and General Manager, Air Transat, adding that the air carrier has consistently maintained positive, constructive labour relations with its personnel for nearly 30 years.
Transat A.T. Inc. is an integrated international tour operator with more than 60 destination countries and that distributes products in over 50 countries. A holiday travel specialist, Transat operates mainly in Canada and Europe, as well as in the Caribbean, Mexico and the Mediterranean Basin. Montreal-based Transat is also active in air transportation, accommodation, destination services and distribution. Transat is a recognized Travelife Partner whose firm commitment to sustainable tourism development is reflected in its multiple corporate responsibility initiatives (TSX: TRZ).
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