Air Canada and the Canadian Airline Dispatchers Association (CALDA) have signed a new contract, subject to ratification, on collective agreement terms for 12 years.
Air Canada’s flight dispatchers are based at the airline’s Operations Centre near Toronto Pearson International Airport and assist flight crew in the preparation for flight departures and arrivals.
“This 12-year agreement with CALDA is a historic achievement that recognizes the important contribution of Air Canada’s flight dispatchers and, together with our other employee groups, will support long-term and profitable growth at Air Canada and provide stability for our employees,” said Air Canada president Calin Rovinescu. “This is now our seventh agreement – including three others with terms for 10 years – that we have reached with our unions in just over a year.”
The agreement is subject to ratification by CALDA’s membership as well as to certain openers over the 12-year period.