Air Canada and the Airline Division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) reached a tentative contract agreement at approximately 11:00 p.m. July 7, 1999, averting strike action by the airline’s flight attendants.
“We are very pleased to have reached a tentative agreement with our flight attendants without labour disruption,” said Jean-Jacques Bourgeault, Senior Executive Vice President. “We are optimistic we have reached an agreement that our flight attendants will consider reasonable and fair. We regret the inconvenience caused to our customers over the uncertainty of the past few days and we thank them for their understanding.”
The terms of the agreement remain confidential until CUPE has obtained ratification from its 5,100 members.
Air Canada plans on operating a normal schedule on July 8, 1999.