The current 10-year contract provides for long-term work stability. In the event that all issues raised in the limited number of objects that can be reopened are referred to a mediator without the risk of a strike or lockout. MONTREAL, September 13, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ – Following the announcement of a successful amendment to Air Canada`s existing long-term employment contract with its 3,500 pilots, represented by the Air Canada Pilots Association (ACPA), the carrier provides the following additional information. The changes made in October 2014 to the current 10-year agreement provide additional economic and operational flexibility, as well as improved cost competitiveness, while providing attractive career opportunities and other benefits for pilots. Air Canada is Canada`s largest domestic and international carrier, serving more than 200 airports on six continents. The Canadian airline is one of the 20 largest airlines in the world and served nearly 45 million customers in 2016. Air Canada offers scheduled flights directly to 64 airports in Canada, 57 in the United States and 96 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world`s largest air transportation network for 1,300 airports in 191 countries. Air Canada is the only international airline in North America to receive a four-star rating from U.S. independent research firm Skytrax, which has also made Air Canada the best airline in North America in 2017. For more information, see: www.aircanada.com, follow @AirCanada on Twitter and join Air Canada on Facebook. MONTREAL, September 12, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ – Air Canada today successfully made changes to its existing long-term employment contract with its 3,500 pilots represented by the Air Canada Pilots Association (ACPA).
The changes to the 10-year agreement in October 2014 provide additional economic and operational flexibility, as well as improved cost competitiveness, while providing attractive career opportunities and other benefits for pilots. These amendments are the result of the periodic re-opening provisions adopted when the 10-year contract was concluded in October 2014. Due to the long-term nature of the historic 10-year agreement, these mandatory re-openings allow for adjustments to ensure that the agreement remains effective in supporting Air Canada`s strategic plan for profitable growth.