Flight attendants at Yukon, Canada’s Air North join union

An Air North 737 takes off from the Whitehorse Airport. Flight attendants at Yukon's Air North have organized themselves into a bargaining unit with the Public Service Alliance of Canada and are looking for a new deal from their employer. (Air North)Form bargaining unit with Public Service Alliance of Canada

Flight attendants at Yukon, Canada’s Air North have organized themselves into a bargaining unit with the Public Service Alliance of Canada and are looking for a new deal from their employer.

PSAC is the same union that represents Yukon Government workers.

Yukon Employees Union president Steve Geick said they’ve started the process to begin negotiating a new contract for the nearly three dozen flight attendants.

“We will be negotiating on their behalf,” he said.

“We served notice to bargain and we have been assigned a national negotiator from Ottawa to negotiate the first collective agreement. From there it is a matter of the two negotiators setting aside time and agreeing on a time when we can start negotiations.”

Geick said the union certification went smoothly.

Flight attendants started the process two months ago and the labour relations board accepted their application unanimously.

Related Link:

Air North flight attendants move to unionize, CBC News

For more northern stories from CBC News, click here

CBC News

CBC News

For more news from Canada visit CBC News.

Do you want to report an error or a typo? Click here!

Leave a Reply

Note: By submitting your comments, you acknowledge that Radio Canada International has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Radio Canada International does not endorse any of the views posted. Your comments will be pre-moderated and published if they meet netiquette guidelines.
Netiquette »

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *