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Air Canada Flight attendants are calling on Air Canada to negotiate a fair deal. Just weeks ago, members overwhelmingly voted against a tentative agreement and a strike vote is under way.

Voting will take place between September 4 to 13. A strong strike mandate will send a message of determination and unity.

Meanwhile the Air Canada Component of CUPE and the employer continue meetings with a federal mediator to arrive at a better negotiated agreement.

For ten years, Air Canada Flight Attendants have sacrificed to keep the company viable. In 2004 they took a 20 per cent cut in salaries and benefits. In 2009 they agreed to a pension moratorium and a cost neutral contract. They have done their part. The time has come for fair and reasonable wages, better working conditions, and better protections for their pension funds.

“We understand our members’ demand and desire for a better deal and for the respect they deserve. After a decade of concessions, the membership has clearly said it wants a fair deal, especially since the company is in a much better financial position,” said Jeff Taylor, president of the Air Canada Component of CUPE.