Tentative agreement to be presented to members and subject to a vote imminently
MONTREAL, Jan. 8, 2024 /CNW/ - Air Transat announces it has reached a new tentative agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), representing its 2,100 flight attendants, following five days of intensive discussions. The offer will be presented to members imminently and, if accepted, will take effect as collective agreement for the next five years.
"We are happy to have concluded a new tentative agreement that satisfies both parties and that will enable Air Transat to remain competitive. In response to the unforeseen rejection of the first tentative agreement last week, we immediately returned to the bargaining table to explore all possible solutions. We are confident that this new offer will meet our flight attendants' expectations and will adequately reflect their interests," says Julie Lamontagne, Chief People, Communications and Sustainability Officer of Transat.
Air Transat will not comment on the details of the tentative agreement, out of respect for the process and the members who must still vote on the agreement.
At this time, all Air Transat flights are maintained. Travellers can find more information on the Air Transat website: https://www.airtransat.com/en-CA/news/unionnegotiations. Further updates will be issued as the situation evolves.
To track flight status, download the Air Transat mobile app or visit www.airtransat.com/en-CA/travel-information/flight-status-and-schedule.
About Air Transat
Founded in Montreal 36 years ago, Air Transat is a leading travel brand voted World's Best Leisure Airline by passengers at the 2023 Skytrax World Airline Awards. Its program offers access to international destinations, mainly in Europe, the Caribbean, the East and West coasts of the U.S, South America and North Africa. Air Transat is recognized for its excellent customer service. By renewing its fleet with the most energy-efficient aircraft in their category, Air Transat is committed to a more sustainable travel industry. Based in Montreal with major hubs in YUL Montréal-Trudeau International Airport and Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ), it has near 5,000 employees with a common purpose to bring people closer together. Air Transat is a business unit of Transat A.T. Inc. (TSX: TRZ). www.airtransat.com
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