On November 17, 2015, Air Canada welcomed confirmation by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) that its members have ratified an agreement on collective agreement terms for 10 years.
CUPE represents approximately 6,500 flight attendants at Air Canada and 700 at Air Canada rouge.
The agreement, which is subject to certain openers over the 10-year period, has been approved by the Air Canada Board of Directors. This agreement with CUPE follows on the conclusion in October 2014 of a new agreement with Air Canada’s 3,000 pilots on collective agreement terms for 10 years.
It is the fifth collective agreement reached by Air Canada and its unions, including those with Unifor, representing the airline’s 4,000 Customer Service and Sales Agents in Canada; the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), representing its U.S. unionized workforce; and UNITE, representing its U.K. unionized workforce.