Air Canada, flight dispatchers ratify 12-year agreement

Contract covers workers at airline’s operations centre
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 02/16/2016

Air Canada and the Canadian Airline Dispatchers Association (CALDA) ratified a collective agreement on Feb. 12.

The 12-year contract covers flight dispatchers based at the airline’s operations centre near Toronto Pearson International Airport.

The workers assist flight crew in the preparation for flight departures and arrivals.

The collective agreement is the seventh deal reached between Air Canada and its unions in the past 18 months.

CALDA’s contract follows similar agreements, such as the 10-year contracts with technical, maintenance, airport ramp and cargo personnel represented by IAMAW, with flight attendants represented by CUPE and with pilots represented by ACPA.

“These agreements provide Air Canada with added stability and flexibility to support long-term and profitable growth at the airline that is beneficial for all stakeholders,” said Calin Rovinescu, president and chief executive of Air Canada.

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