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Labour and Trade Unions

The union representing 900 Sunwing flight attendants concluded a tentative agreement with the company this morning. The agreement will be submitted to members for a vote following a round of general meetings in March. If accepted, this will be the first collective agreement for Sunwing flight attendants, who voted to join the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) in March 2012.
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The union of Sunwing flight attendants, attempting to negotiate their first collective agreement, recently learned of the dismissal of management's spokesperson at the negotiating table.
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Today, tired of being scrooged, the union representing flight attendants at Sunwing awarded their employer an informal and symbolic prize for cheapskate of the year. Unionized since March 2012, flight attendants have been negotiating their first collective agreement since early September. According to the union, so far, talks have been completely unsuccessful.
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Transport Canada's admission to the civil aviation inspector shortage is no surprise.  Testifying before the House of Commons public accounts committee, Transport Canada acknowledged that it was not in compliance with the recommendations set out in the Auditor General's Spring 2012 report.
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After weeks of tough bargaining following the rejection of a tentative agreement in late September, the IAM representing security screeners in Toronto, and Garda Canada Security, have agreed to take the four outstanding issues to binding arbitration.
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“Our federal government is rolling the dice with the safety of the travelling public in this country by reducing the number of airport security screeners across Canada,” said an angry Dave Ritchie, Canadian General Vice President of the IAM, the largest airport security screener union in the country.
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Members of IAM Local Lodge 2603, the Air Canada Finance Group, have ratified a new five-year agreement.
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There is a new chapter in the saga of the closure of Aveos: Manitoba has joined Quebec in formerly accusing Air Canada of not respecting the 1988 law requiring it to maintain aircraft maintenance and overhaul centres in Montreal, Winnipeg and Toronto.
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The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) has submitted a complaint to the International Labour Organization (ILO), protesting the Canadian Government’s violation of the fundamental right to freedom of association and collective bargaining under international law. The ILO is a tri-partite United Nations Agency.
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This morning, six months after joining Canada's largest union, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), flight attendants with Sunwing airlines sat down with the employer to negotiate their first collective agreement.
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