International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers

July 02, 2009 18:42 ET

Machinists search for Alternative Proposal!

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- Members of the IAMAW Air Canada bargaining team will have internatal discussions on how best to proceed in the wake of the membership's rejection of the tentative agreement with the airline.

"Once these discussions are complete our bargaining team will meet with the company as soon as possible so we can move forward to a successful conclusion," said IAMAW District 140 President and General Chairperson Chuck Atkinson.

Contrary to some media reports, the IAMAW never has targeted the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games for a strike at Air Canada as a possible bargaining chip in these negotiations.

The IAMAW is the largest union at Air Canada with over 12 thousand members.

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/For further information: For further information:
Bill Trbovich – IAMAW Director of Communications
416-386-1789 ext#6331/416-735-9765

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Contact Information

  • Bill Trbovich, Director of Communications, IAMAW
    Primary Phone: 416-386-1789 ext. 6331
    Secondary Phone: 416-735-9765
    E-mail: btrbovich@iamaw.org