by B. N. Sullivan
“We are really pleased with the results,” said Capt. Sylvain Aubin, chairman of the pilots’ Master Executive Council (MEC). “With these strong numbers, our pilots have once again demonstrated their unity as they have done throughout the entire collective bargaining process.” The successful ratification by Air Transat pilots represents over 13 months of strategic planning by members of Air Transat’s MEC and Negotiating Committee.
According to ALPA, the new agreement provides employment protection for long-term job stability, improvements to pay rate, and lifestyle considerations that incorporate fatigue-mitigation factors.
The pilots of Air Transat and Transat A.T. management now begin the process of implementing the new collective agreement. “Our pilots have spoken with a unified voice,” said Capt. Aubin. “We anticipate management to deal responsibly and expeditiously with the implementation of the new agreement.”