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Air Canada pilots ratify new agreement with the airline

Oct. 31, 2014, Toronto - Air Canada pilots have ratified the new agreement recently negotiated with the airline.

October 31, 2014  By Carey Fredericks

The pilots voted 84 per cent in favour of the new contract, with 92 per cent taking part in the vote.

“I’m very pleased that Air Canada pilots have voted to support this new agreement, which will provide our members with stable and secure employment, improved career progression, fair compensation and the opportunity to gain a better share of our airline’s financial success,” said ACPA President Captain Craig Blandford. “As well, this new agreement will provide Air Canada with the stability and flexibility it needs to grow, which is good for us all.”

The new agreement provides Air Canada pilots with improvements to compensation, pension and work rules. It also provides Air Canada with a mechanism to gain labour stability with its pilots until September 2024 by achieving growth targets. If these targets are met, any disputes arising from negotiations in 2017, 2020 and 2023 will be resolved through a mediation/arbitration process.

“This vote demonstrates that the relationship between Air Canada and its pilots is improving, which is good for both parties and bodes well for the future success of our airline,” Captain Blandford said.



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