Machinists Reach Tentative Deal with Air Canada

The IAM, representing Technical Maintenance and Operation Support workers employed at Air Canada, have reached a tentative agreement with the carrier.

“This agreement represents a huge amount of hard work by our bargaining team under extremely trying circumstances,” explained IAM District 140 President and General Chairperson Chuck Atkinson. “The Committee had to bargain hard for everything they got, the final part of the process was completed under Conciliation. Now it’s up to the membership, they will make the final decision to either accept or reject the tentative agreement at upcoming ratification meetings.”

The proposed four-year agreement provides wage and premium increases, improved benefits and secures a Defined Benefit Pension Fund for the members.

Technical Maintenance and Operational Support is comprised of three divisions at Air Canada, including Technical Operations (Tech-Ops), Airport and Cargo Operations and Logistics and Supply. IAM members in the Tech-Ops division are concentrated in the line maintenance servicing of all of Air Canada’s aircraft at bases across Canada. They consist of Line Maintenance Technicians, Electrical Technicians, Inspectors, Technical Writers, Planners and Instructors, Millwrights and Auto Technicians.

IAM members employed in Airport and Cargo Operations consist of Station Attendants, (baggage and cargo handlers), Aircraft Cleaners, Baggage and Cargo Agents, Weight and Balance Agents and Training Instructors.

IAM members employed in Logistics and Supply are responsible for the procurement, storage and handling of all purchases made on behalf of the airline, as well as the distribution of parts and supplies.