Air Canada Collective Bargaining Agreement

The union deplored the dismissals and indicated that the dismissal of the group`s workers would lead to the termination of their health benefits, which did not go against the protection of the collective agreement for THE workers of the LTD – the union members could not be dismissed if they were deprived of their contractual rights, according to the union. CUPE also submitted that Air Canada failed to communicate to air Canada during negotiations on its intention to change long-standing practices that allowed fully disabled workers to continue to receive dental money, life and accident insurance and eligible benefits. Air Canada had never attempted to terminate an employee who was receiving WIP benefits. The airline has just signed interim agreements on a moratorium on pension funding with all of its unionized employees in Canada, after reaching an interim agreement with its three unions, Canadian Auto Workers (CAW), International Association of Machinists and Civil Aviation Workers (IAMAW) and the Canadian Airline Dispatchers Association (CALDA), on June 8, 2009. Toronto (June 16, 20099) – After weeks of intense negotiations, Air Canada has reached preliminary agreements with its five unions for a 21-month moratorium on pension funding. Yesterday, an agreement was reached with the Air Canada Pilots Association (ACPA), which represents approximately 3,200 pilots, and with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), which represents approximately 6,700 flight attendants. In addition, the collective agreement included the airline`s supplementary health insurance and expressly provided that Air Canada would continue to provide additional health care to workers who receive one due to “injury or illness.” “We are pleased to conclude these negotiations with an agreement that brings economic benefits and establishes a new industry standard for Air Canada members,” said Euila Leonard, President of Unifor Local in 2002. “The bargaining committee and our members fought and never oscillated over their sponsors when they asked for a fair agreement reflecting their commitment and contributions to the company.” MONTREAL, October 23, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ – Air Canada announced today that it has been informed by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), the union representing the airline`s 700 employees in the United States, that its members have ratified a new 10-year collective agreement concluded on July 17, 2019. The new agreement is in effect until 2029. The arbitrator also found that dental benefits, life and accident insurance and pension delimitation were not guaranteed in the collective agreement, but were part of long-standing collective agreement practices. After decades of providing these services and accumulating pension benefits for WIP employees, Air Canada suddenly withdrew them as part of its attempt to terminate the group of employees. As a result, Air Canada was required to inform CUPE of the termination of these benefits rather than to do so immediately, the arbitrator said, adding that the communication had now been made and that it was up to Air Canada and CUPE to decide whether to negotiate the change.

In addition, the Company obtained a rate extension with ACPA on a cost-neutral basis for a 21-month period, similar to the agreements with IAMAW, CAW Local 2002 and CALDA.