Sunwing Collective Agreement

“I would like to congratulate the negotiating committee and the Master Executive Council for their determination and loyalty to their members, this agreement would not have been possible without the support of the members,” said Joel Fournier, Director of Unifor. The five-year contract provides for wage increases of 8 per cent in the first year retroactive to August 8, 2018, 4 per cent in the second year, 2.5 per cent in the third year and two per cent respectively in the fourth and fifth years. Other strengths of the agreement are: TORONTO, May 31, 2016 /CNW/ – Pilots at Sunwing Airlines Inc., represented by Unifor Local 7378, have ratified a new collective agreement that has opened new avenues for flight crew members. This agreement replaces the previous agreement, which expired on 31 May 2016. The new agreement was ratified with 89.7% approval. The agreement is valid for one fifteen years. The Unifor 7378 Sunwing Pilot collective agreement expires on November 30, 2020. “We are delighted that our members have accepted this agreement. We were able to negotiate it with the strength and support of our members during the negotiations,” said Mark Brancelj, President of CUPE 4055. Members of the Canadian Union of Local Employees 4055 have ratified the new collective agreement between the union and Sunwing Airlines. “We hope sunwing will come to the table with progressive solutions that will help alleviate the glaring realities facing pilots and the aviation industry as a whole,” said Barret Armann Local 7378 President.

“Our membership has given a clear directive to the negotiating committee to reach an agreement that respects and appreciates the work of all pilots.” This new collective agreement improves the working conditions of nearly 1,000 Sunwing flight attendants. They work at Sunwing`s eight bases in Halifax, Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver. “I want to congratulate the negotiating committee for the good work they have created to build this membership for years to come,” Freeman said. The sixty MEAs ratified the agreement by a margin of 100%. Unifor`s national president, Jerry Dias, joined Unifor 7378 Sunwing Airlines pilots to begin contract negotiations with the employer. Unifor was founded over the weekend of 2013, when the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers union merged. Bell Canada reverses contracting from Wireless Home Internet… For more information: Please contact Unifor Communications National Representative Stuart Laidlaw at [email protected] or (Zelle) 647-385-4054 Keep up to date on what is happening at Unifor and how the union is improving life for all workers in Canada. Subscribe to our Uniforum e-newsletter. Ontario`s general audience finds glaring flaws in retirement …

Ontario employment of long-term care staff lacks urgency… Pilots are able to use Unifor`s influence and experience to reach an agreement that exceeds parity with other groups of pilots in the same sector, Fournier said. “We are pleased to have negotiated an agreement that advances our members and recognizes the important role they play in the success of the company,” said Mr. Fournier. “We entered into these negotiations because we knew that over the past 10 years Sunwing had a high wear rate for licensed aircraft maintenance engineers,” said Dave Freeman, President of IAM Transportation District Lodge 140.