Air Canada provides update on wage review arbitration process

    MONTREAL, April 10 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada announced today that
Arbitrator Tom Jolliffe has issued his wage review award covering
approximately 6,000 flight attendants represented by CUPE. The arbitration,
dealing exclusively with adjustment to the hourly wage was conducted pursuant
to a provision in the collective agreements reached between the Company and
its unions in 2003.
    Mr. Jolliffe's award granted CUPE-represented flight attendants a 2% wage
increase effective July 2006, 1.75 % effective July 2007 and 1.75 % effective
July 2008.
    With the receipt of this decision, the wage review process agreed to with
all labour groups in 2003 has concluded. The average of the wage adjustment
awards granted represents an increase of approximately 5 per cent over the
three year period 2006 - 2009.
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