Air Canada Pilots Association

Air Canada Pilots Association

April 19, 2012 21:00 ET

Air Canada Pilots Return to Negotiations

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 19, 2012) - Air Canada pilots are headed back to the bargaining table.

Under a protocol agreed today, negotiators for the Air Canada Pilots Association and their airline will return to talks for ten days, in an effort to hammer out a new collective agreement with the assistance of a federal arbitrator.

The federal Minister of Labour is expected to announce the appointment of the arbitrator soon and the ten-day negotiating period will commence when the arbitrator calls the parties to the bargaining table.

If a tentative agreement is reached, it will need to be ratified in a democratic vote by the pilots.

If no agreement is reached, the 90-day final-offer selection arbitration process legislated by the federal government will commence.

Both parties have agreed to a media blackout during the negotiations.

The Air Canada Pilots Association is the largest professional pilot group in Canada, representing the 3,000 pilots who operate Air Canada's mainline fleet.

Contact Information

  • Air Canada Pilots Association
    Paul Howard
    Director of Communications
    905-678-9008 ext. 4011