Workers at Flair Air in Kelowna, B.C., ratify first contract

Deal includes hours-of-work improvements, guaranteed days off: Unifor
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 07/11/2018
Collective agreement
The 55 pilots at Flair Airlines joined Unifor, Local 2002 in February 2017. GOOGLE STREET VIEW

Unifor, Local 2002 members working at Flair Air in Kelowna, B.C., achieved their first collective agreement after a vote on July 5.

“Flair Air pilots work extremely hard and they have earned a fair contract,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor national president.

The three-year agreement includes improvements in hours of work, guaranteed days off, overtime rates and wage increases.  It also includes employer contributions to Unifor’s Paid Education Leave and Social Justice Fund, said the union.

The new contract and resulting wage increases will be applied retroactively to June 15, 2018. The 55 pilots at Flair Airlines joined Unifor, Local 2002 in February 2017.

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