Air Canada flight attendants reach agreement with airline

Midnight strike deadline averted for over 6,800 staff
||Last Updated: 10/10/2011

A tentative deal has been struck between the union representing 6,800 flight attendants at Air Canada and the airline.

UPDATE: Flight attendants reject tentative agreement, set Oct. 13 strike date

The deal was made just hours after flight attendants held rallies in cities across the country.

“The union’s executive committee will recommend that its members accept this tentative agreement,” CUPE president Jeff Taylor said in a statement.

Details about the deal will be made public only after the contract has been ratified by the unionized workers.

Meetings will take place across the country over the next week to allow the flight attendants to vote on the offer. The Union has lifted the order to strike and asks members to resume regular schedules and assignments.

In August, the flight attendants rejected a first tentative agreement by 87.8 per cent. They later voted 98 per cent in favour of a strike mandate. Flight attendants have been without a contract since March 31, 2011.

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