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

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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.

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