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Air Canada, dispatchers have new deal

Aug. 19, 2011, Montreal - Air Canada has reached a tentative collective agreement with the union that represents the airline's flight dispatchers.

August 19, 2011  By Carey Fredericks

Details of the deal will not be released until it's ratified by members of the Canadian Airline Dispatchers Association and approved by the airline's board of directors.

Earlier this month, Air Canada announced a tentative contract with 6,800 flight attendants.

The agreements follow a three-day strike by Air Canada's customer service workers in June, represented by the Canadian Auto Workers union, over key issues such as pensions and wages.

The two sides came to an agreement shortly after federal Labour Minister Lisa Raitt prepared back-to-work legislation.



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