Sunday, June 17, 2012
Aribtrator imposes company offer on Air Canada machinists and ground workers
Michel Picher the federal arbitrator sided with Air Canada and imposed its final offer on the mechanics and ground crews. The contract is for five year and includes changes to pension plans for new employees.
The arbitration came after months of negotiation between Air Canada and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. Air Canada refused to comment on the deal until details are communicated to employees.
The union represents a total of 8,600 mechanics, baggage handlers, and cargo agents. The union was legislated back to work by the Conservative government.before the arbitration. For more see this article.
Air Canada pilots are also involved in arbitration. See this article.