Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

June 22, 2009 10:21 ET

CUPE Flight Attendants Reach Tentative Agreement With Air Canada

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 22, 2009) - A tentative agreement was reached today between the Air Canada Component of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and Air Canada, resulting in a 21-month renewal of the collective agreement.

"We are pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been achieved. Our next step will be to present this agreement to our members for ratification," said CUPE's Air Canada Component president Katherine Thompson. "We remained at the table because we believe in the long-term viability of Air Canada. We were also committed to maximising our members investment in Air Canada by the negotiation of numerous improvements to our collective agreement."

"We would like to thank Honorable James Farley Q.C. and Mr. Jacques Lessard, who mediated our discussions with Air Canada. We also thank Labour Minister Rona Ambrose and Finance Minister Jim Flaherty for their valuable assistance," added Thompson.

All five unions (CUPE, ACPA, CALDA, CAW and IAMAW) have now concluded a 21-month agreement on both the pension moratorium and labour stability.

Details of the tentative agreement will not be available until it has been presented to CUPE members for review and ratification.

CUPE's Air Canada Component represents 6,800 flight attendants at Air Canada. Its members are highly trained professionals who play a key role in ensuring the safety and comfort of the over 100,000 passengers daily who travel across Canada and around the world.

Contact Information

  • CUPE Air Canada Component President
    Katherine Thompson
    514-898-2626
    or
    CUPE Communications
    Sebastien Goulet
    613-808-0675