Highlights of the first collective agreement are available on-line
Ottawa–The Airline Division of CUPE has negotiated a first collective agreement at Royal Aviation. This first collective agreement takes Royal flight attendants from worst to first, said Humberto da Silva, president of Royal Component of CUPE.
We wanted a union at Royal and Royal Aviation tried everything to keep CUPE out. We finally succeeded in organizing the workers and this first collective agreement is a direct result of having a strong union in the workplace, added da Silva.
Highlights of the agreement include a significant wage increase and improvements in benefits and working conditions. Royal Aviation has finally understood that dignity and respect in the workplace are not discretionary. CUPE helped the Company to understand that these are basic to the smooth operation of the airline, concluded da Silva.
There are 450 flight attendants at Royal Aviation. Royal is a member of the Airline Division of CUPE that represents over 90% of all organized flight attendants in Canada.
For more information:
Humberto da Silva, President of Royal Component of CUPE
Catherine Louli, CUPE communications
(613) 237-1590, ext. 268