Air Transat Flight Attendant Collective Agreement

OTTAWA, June 27, 2019 /CNW/- The union representing Air Canada and Air Transat flight attendants is cautiously optimistic about the news that Air Canada will buy Air Transat for $520 million. However, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) will closely monitor the process and promise to hold airlines to meet their promises to their employees. CUPE is encouraged that the two airlines continue to operate as separate brands, but will ensure that collective agreements negotiated with both airlines continue to be respected. The union is also encouraged by the news that Transat will retain its head office and key functions in Montreal. For more information: Hugh Pouliot, CUPE Media Relations, 613-818-0067, [email protected] “As Canada`s largest union with 680,000 members across the country, CUPE is there to defend our members wherever they need help,” said CUPE National President Mark Hancock. “We will take a closer look to ensure that Air Canada and Air Transat`s commitments to our members are more accurately met.” SEIU Healthcare, OCHU-CUPE and Unifor Support changes to……