Cargojet Airways pilots ratify agreement

Deal includes new jobs, wage increases and scheduling improvements: Union
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 07/15/2013

Pilots at Cargojet Airways in Toronto represented by the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) have “overwhelmingly” ratified a first collective agreement, according to the union.

The new deal includes new jobs, wage increases, improvements to pilot scheduling, pensions and sick days, the CAW said in a press release.

“It is anticipated that these new conditions will reduce the potential of fatigue by a considerable degree,” said Capt. Colin Braizer, bargaining committee chairperson.

The top of the captain pay scale is rising six per cent, and up to 1.5 per cent per year over the term of the contract, retroactive to Jan. 1, 2013, the union said.

Cargojet Airways operates a fleet of Boeing 727, 757 and 767 freighters across Canada and around the world and employs more than 70 airline pilots who are members of CAW Local 7378.

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