CAW Members at Aeroplan Ratify New Three-Year Deal

December 21, 2012, 11:30 AM EST

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CAW Local 2002 members who work at Aeroplan in Montreal and Vancouver have ratified a new three-year collective agreement with improved wages, vacation and health benefits.

The agreement was ratified by 72 per cent on December 18.

Wage increases are three per cent in the first year and two per cent in each of the second and third years. Wages increases are retroactive to November 15, 2012. Vision care, hearing aid and life insurance coverage were all improved and workplace violence language was negotiated for the first time.

In addition, the cap was removed from supplementary health insurance and other gains were made.

"I wish to congratulate our Aeroplan members and bargaining committee for their unyielding commitment in obtaining a fair and equitable contract," CAW Local 2002 President Jamie Ross said. "With a slow-moving economy and the government's relentless attack on labour, we are proud of the gains that we were able to attain for our members. While the negotiations were tough, it is a credit to both sides to be able to reach a negotiated settlement that received acceptance of our members during the ratification process."

CAW Local 2002 represents approximately 800 members at Aeroplan offices in Vancouver and Montreal, who book airline rewards for customers, and answer customer booking questions and provide online support.

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