“This agreement is proof of the commitment of both negotiating committees,” said Julie Mailhot, COO, Air Georgian. “It consolidates Air Georgian as a leading employer of cabin crew and pays tribute to the valuable contribution they make to our shared success.” Unifor represents 90 Air Georgian employees working at maintenance, management and operating centre sites at Air Georgian`s Toronto and Calgary bases. The agreement will enter into force on June 1, 2018 and position Air Georgian as a competitive employer in the aviation market. Almost a year ago, Jazz Aviation and Air Canada announced that they had tentatively agreed to extend their capacity purchase contract until 2035. This agreement included the passage of all Air Georgians returning to The Jazz Operation. “We are proud to create the best environment for our employees and we truly believe this is a positive step towards greater Air Georgian,” said Julie Mailhot, Chief Operating Officer of Air Georgian. “This agreement is an industry leader and will support the recruitment and engagement of aviation talent at Air Georgian.” Air Georgian Limited has entered into an interim agreement for a new collective agreement with CUPE Local 4059, the union that represents approximately 83 flight attendants at the Air Georgian base in Toronto. The agreement will be submitted for approval by union members by the end of October. After ratification, the new agreement will enter into force for three years. On October 29, 2018, Air Georgian ratified a three-year collective agreement with CUPE Local 4059. Highlights of the agreement include pay increases, a RRSP contribution program, performance incentives, an increase in days off and a three-step performance plan. Home “Press releases” Air Georgian and CUPE ratify the first collective agreement “I am very proud of the last two years of work that The Native has done to conclude this agreement,” said Evyn Campbell, President of CUPE Local 4059. I think that all membership will benefit from this new contract.
“I am pleased that an interim agreement has been reached,” said Eric Edmondson, President and CEO of Air Georgian Limited. “I would like to commend the hard work and goodwill that all parties have invested in this process to ensure our shared growth and success.” Captain Jim Macarthur, who was then the President of the Pilots` Master Executive Council (MEC), said: “The news that Jazz MEC and Jazz Aviation had negotiated conditions to transfer Air Georgia pilots to their operations on our seniority list is a positive step. This paves the way for more than 85% of our pilots to agree on a transition to jazz, and I am confident that our pilots will be treated with fairness and respect [by Jazz Aviation] during the transition. MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 15, 2018 /CNW/ – Air Georgian has ratified a three-year collective agreement with Unifor, 91 percent of whose members vote in favor of the agreement. Air Georgian and Unifor worked together on this first contract, which lays the foundation for positive long-term cooperation.