The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has announced members have ratified a 10-year collective bargaining agreement with Air Canada, the company said.
The agreement covers over 700 customer service representatives, concierge and premium agents, reservation agents, air cargo workers and other workers at the company´s US base of operations.
The contract was negotiated and ratified in less than six months, a quick turnaround for a union contract in the aviation industry. The 10-year agreement includes a number of new benefits, including signing bonuses ranging from USD 5,000 to USD 10,000, guaranteed protection for medical rates and job security, annual raises and the elimination of black-out periods for vacation. The airline is the largest domestic and international passenger carrier in Canada.
International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.4 million men and women throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.