Flair Airlines – Bargaining Update:

Flair Airlines – Bargaining Update:

December 1, 2017 at 4:05 PM

Last week, the Flair Air Bargaining Committee met with the company to exchange bargaining proposals. The sessions, which were held over five days, were very productive and positive, and common ground has been found with the company. Both parties are committed to negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement in a timely manner. 

During last week meetings, we have signed a number of articles and clauses that will be incorporated into the tentative agreement. The following is an example of some of those items, and along with other clauses, that have been agreed upon.  
  •  Preamble
  •  Union security
  •  Discipline and Discharge
  •  Grievance/Arbitration Process (etc.)
  •  Discrimination/Harassment
  •  Furloughs, Recalls, Job Postings, and Crew Rest
  •  Injury on the Job 
  •  Training and Education
  •  Company uniforms
Both parties were successful in making some further progress, however, there is still much more to be discussed. The parties are scheduled to meet in Kelowna, British Columbia on January 9 -11, 2018, we are also looking to add and schedule more dates in the later part of January 2018.

We would also like to advise our members at Flair Airlines D199, of a vacancy for (1) Bargaining Committee member (standing), if you are interested in a run for election for this position, please click below for complete details: 17-11-29_FlairAir-199-BC_binder.

As the bargaining process unfolds, the Bargaining committee will ensure to keep the membership informed through our Unifor 2002 website and e-news. For the latest information, please ensure that you have subscribed to Unifor 2002’s e-news service at unifor2002.org.

Flair Airlines Ltd. is a privately owned Canadian charter airline based in Kelowna, British Columbia. Members are employed as pilots supplying scheduled service, large aircraft contracts, and ad hoc charter services.

Thank you for your support as we work to bargain a fair and respectful deal for you.
For more information, please contact: 
Ashley Watkins, Assistant to the Local President