Air Georgian ratifies First Collective Agreement with Unifor
By Wings Staff
Air Georgian has ratified a three-year collective bargaining agreement with Unifor, with 91 per cent of members voting in favour of the agreement. Air Georgian and Unifor explain this this first ever contract sets the foundation for a long-term positive working relationship.
Unifor represents 90 of Air Georgian's employees working in maintenance, administration and the flight operations centre at Air Georgian's Toronto and Calgary bases. The agreement is effective as of June 1st, 2018. Air Georgian explains the contract establishes it as a highly competitive employer in the aviation labour market.
Highlights of the plan, according to Air Georgian and Unifor, include wage increases, performance incentive bonuses, enhanced group benefits and savings programs.
“We pride ourselves in creating the best environment for our employees, and truly believe this is a positive step towards a greater Air Georgian,” said Julie Mailhot, Air Georgian's chief operating officer. “This agreement is industry leading and will support the recruitment and retention of aviation talent at Air Georgian.”
Air Georgian, the longest serving regional partner of Air Canada, operates more than 64,000 regional flights per year on behalf of Air Canada. With bases in Calgary and Toronto, Air Georgian carries close to 2 million passengers per year to 31 domestic and trans-border destinations.