Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

February 13, 2012 19:44 ET

Minister Raitt Encouraged by Tentative Collective Agreement Between Air Canada and the CAW-Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 13, 2012) - Today, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Canada's Labour Minister, congratulated Air Canada and the National Automobile, Aerospace, Transportation and General Workers Union of Canada (CAW-Canada) Local 2002, on reaching a tentative collective agreement.

"I am very pleased that Air Canada and the CAW-Canada worked together to reach a tentative collective agreement," said Minister Raitt. "I look forward to the official ratification of this collective agreement and applaud both parties for maintaining strong labour-management relations during a period of economic fragility."

The CAW-Canada represents a unit of approximately 75 personnel responsible for in-flight service crew scheduling functions, including manning-by-load, reserve awarding, transfers, arranging and monitoring crew movements. Their previous collective agreement expired on May 22, 2011.

The tentative agreement was reached with the assistance of a conciliation officer from the Labour Program's Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service provides dispute resolution and dispute prevention assistance to trade unions and employers under the jurisdiction of the Canada Labour Code.

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Contact Information

  • Ashley Kelahear
    Press Secretary
    Office of Minister Raitt
    819-953-5646

    Media Relations Office
    Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
    819-994-5559