MONTREAL – The union that represents Air Canada`s after-sales service staff at call centres and airports says it has reached a preliminary agreement with the airline. To arrange an interview, please contact Unifor Communications National Representative David Molenhuis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-575-7453 (cell). Under previous contracts, employees hired after 2004 were paid less. These members will benefit from an approximate 75% increase in compensation over the life of the collective agreement. TORONTO – Unifor members who work as Air Canada`s after-sales agents and after-sales service employees are ratifying a historic collective agreement. If ratified, the new six-year agreement would expire on 28 February 2026. “Unifor members have made sacrifices for the company in more difficult times and are now earning a share of Air Canada`s record profits,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “This agreement does that and more. Not only have we negotiated historic wage increases that remove the two-tier wage scale, but we have also established a higher level for those working in the service sector.
Details of the deal were not disclosed, but Unifor National President Jerry Dias says the union`s bargaining committee has ensured employees will help improve the airline`s profitability. The collective agreement provides for improvements in wages and social benefits, improved job security provisions and an improved flexible time bank. “We are pleased to conclude these negotiations with an agreement that brings economic benefits and sets a new industry standard for Air Canada members,” said Euila Leonard, President of Unifor Local 2002. “The bargaining committee and our members fought hard and never cheated with their sponsors when they asked for a fair deal that reflects their commitment and contributions to the company.” Unifor Local 2002 says the 5,600 members, which include representatives from customer day management and customer relations, will vote on the deal next week. CAW Local 2002/Air Canada Collective Agreement – “Current Language” and “New” Language – June 2009. . . Pension Memorandum of Understanding – June 16, 2009 Unifor is Canada`s largest union in the private sector and represents 315,000 employees. Unifor Local 2002 also represents 400 Aeroplan employees in British Columbia and Quebec and 300 who work as Air Canada Crew Scheduler. . View original content: www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2020/16/c1464.html Unifor 2002 represents 5600 Air Canada employees. Unifor is Canada`s largest union in the private sector and represents 315,000 employees in all major sectors of the economy.
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