TORONTO — Sunwing has announced that the tentative agreement reached last month with the union that represents the airline’s 900 flight attendants has now been ratified.
Union members have accepted the terms of the new agreement, which will remain in force for five years.
“Our flight attendants are a key part of our workforce, and we look forward to planning for a successful future together now that we have been able to finalize this important agreement,” said Mark Williams, President of Sunwing Airlines.
According to the Newswire, the union representing 900 Sunwing flight attendants concluded a tentative agreement with the company on Feb. 15, which was then submitted to members for a vote. Earlier this month, the union had raised the possibility of a strike at the end of March. That scenario has now been avoided.
The new agreement represents the first collective agreement for Sunwing flight attendants, who voted to join the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) in March 2012.