CAW Reaches Tentative Agreement with Air Canada and Aeroplan

    TORONTO, Jan. 14 /CNW/ - The Canadian Auto Workers union has reached a
new three year tentative agreement with both Air Canada and Aeroplan, covering
approximately 5,000 customer service and sales agents in locations across the
country. The workers are represented by CAW Local 2002.
    "This is a prudent agreement which makes modest gains for our members in
very difficult economic times," said CAW President Ken Lewenza.
    CAW Local 2002 President Leslie Dias said that coming to a reasonable
agreement with Aeroplan will give CAW members greater stability right across
the Air Canada system. "I'm very pleased that we were able to reach an
agreement with Aeroplan that will benefit both Air Canada and Aeroplan workers
and cause the least disruption."
    Members will vote on the contract at ratification meetings across the
country over the next two weeks. Details of the ratification schedule will be
released later today. Contract details will be available once the ratification
votes are completed.
    The current collective agreement expires in May 2009.

For further information:

For further information: CAW Communications, Shannon Devine, (cell)
(416) 302-1699

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