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IAMAWInternational Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (union)
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Air Canada and the IAMAW have agreed to a 10-day negotiation period, that will commence following the appointment of an arbitrator by the Minister of Labour in accordance with the provisions of the Protecting Air Service Act.
The CAW represents 3,800 customer service and sales workers at Air Canada, CUPE represents 6,800 flight attendants with the carrier and the IAMAW represents over 11,000 mechanics, baggage handlers, cargo agents, scheduling, warehouse staff and financial staff office of the airline.
Two additional Crown food can plants, located in Oshkosh, WI and Owatonna, MN, are represented by the IAMAW and ratified new agreements of their own in 2013.
The IAMAW represents approximately 153 workers at Raytheon's Portsmouth, R.
The airline's 2,800 clerical, office and passenger service employees, also represented by the IAMAW, rejected an identical two-year contract extension proposal however.
In response to a request by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, Bombardier Learjet and IAMAW Local 639 have agreed to return to negotiations for a collective bargaining agreement under the auspices of FMCS mediators.
Air Canada said on Monday that the IAMAW has informed the airline that the tentative pension funding moratorium and labour stability agreement reached by the parties on 8 June 2009 will be resubmitted for ratification to the membership.
This is the third tentative collective agreement reached by Air Canada and its unions in the past three days, following the IAMAW, its largest union, representing mechanics, baggage handlers and cargo agents, and Local 2002 of the CAW representing in-flight crew schedulers.
Air Canada said on Wednesday that the IAMAW has advised it of its ratification vote results on the tentative pension funding moratorium and labour stability agreement reached by the parties on 8 June 2009.
A collective agreement extension was also reached with the pilots' union ACPA on a cost neutral basis for a period of 21 months, similar to agreements reached with the IAMAW, the CAW Local 2002 and CALDA.
The IAMAW membership recently rejected the unanimously recommended tentative agreement signed by the IAMAW bargaining committee following the federal mediation before the Honourable Madam Justice Louise Otis.
AC and IAMAW "will meet promptly to discuss next steps," the airline said.