Air Canada Pilots Association

Air Canada Pilots Association

October 31, 2014 08:00 ET

Air Canada Pilots Ratify New Agreement with Air Canada

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 31, 2014) - Air Canada pilots have ratified the new agreement recently negotiated with the airline.

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.

About ACPA

The Air Canada Pilots Association is the largest professional pilot group in Canada, representing the more than 3,000 pilots who fly millions of passengers across Canada and around the world on Air Canada and Air Canada rouge. For more information, visit www.acpa.ca.

Contact Information

  • Paul Howard
    Director of Communications
    phoward@acpa.ca
    1-800-634-0944 ext. 4011