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Air Transat and the union accept the federal mediator’s recommendation for a collective agreement

Air Transat A330
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Following negotiations for renewal of the Air Transat flight attendants’ collective agreement, the federal Labour department’s mediator submitted a new recommendation this evening that was accepted by both parties.

It will be submitted to a vote by flight attendants in the coming weeks.

“We eagerly accept this recommendation, which will resolve the impasse with our flight attendants,” said Jean-François Lemay, President and General Manager of Air Transat. “The strike threat is ended and travellers can book and fly with us with total peace of mind.”

Air Transat flight attendants voted 93.2% to reject the tentative agreement reached on June 6 with the employer to renew their collective agreement. On June 1, flight attendants voted 98.5% in favour of a strike mandate.

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