Air Canada workers ratify contract

by MM&D Online Staff

MONTREAL, Quebec—International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) members have ratified a new contract with Air Canada on collective agreement terms for ten years. The IAMAW represents 7,500 Air Canada employees who work as technical, maintenance and operational support employees in the airline’s Airport, Maintenance and Air Canada Cargo operations.

“Following the ratification of previous landmark labour agreements, this new ten-year contract with the IAMAW provides Air Canada with added stability and flexibility to support long-term profitable growth while recognizing the important contribution of IAMAW members,” said Calin Rovinescu, president and chief executive of Air Canada.

The agreement has also been approved by the Air Canada Board of Directors.

This agreement with the IAMAW is the sixth agreement reached by Air Canada and its unions, following the conclusion of new agreements on collective agreement terms for ten years with ACPA representing the airline’s 3,000 pilots and CUPE representing its 6,500 flight attendants, as well as new agreements with Unifor representing the airline’s 4,000 Customer Service and Sales Agents in Canada, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) representing its US unionized workforce and UNITE representing its UK unionized workforce.