Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

February 10, 2012 10:36 ET

Minister Raitt Encouraged by Tentative Collective Agreement Between Air Canada and IAMAW

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 10, 2012) - Today, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Canada's Labour Minister, congratulated Air Canada and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) for reaching a tentative collective agreement.

"I am very pleased that Air Canada and the IAMAW worked closely 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 IAMAW represents a unit of approximately 8 200 technical, maintenance and operational support employees whose previous collective agreement expired on March 31, 2011. The tentative agreement, reached with the assistance of Justice Louise Otis, a conciliation commissioner appointed by Minister Raitt, will be submitted to IAMAW members for a ratification vote.

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

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