World Class: Airline, Pilots, Contract
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WORLD CLASS: AIRLINE, PILOTS, CONTRACT

In May 2023, we—the pilots at Canada’s largest airline—voted to fold our union into the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), growing ALPA’s membership to more than 74,000 pilots in Canada and the United States. Soon after the merger, we invoked an escape clause that allowed the Air Canada ALPA pilots to end our 10-year framework with Air Canada one year early.

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AN IMPORTANT PUBLIC MESSAGE FROM THE AIR CANADA PILOTS

DAYS SINCE CONTRACT EXPIRATION

CONTRACT EXPIRED SEPTEMBER 29, 2023

262d 16h 14m 28s


AIR CANADA PILOTS ARE INVESTED IN OUR CUSTOMERS, COMPANY, AND COUNTRY.

We are fully invested in our company, our customers, and our country. We’re proud of our profession and take our job of transporting passengers safely to their destinations very seriously. We’re ready to negotiate and expect Air Canada to recognize our professionalism and our contributions to the growing success of a world-class airline.


CREATING THE WORLD CLASS AIRLINE CANADIANS DESERVE.

We have initiated discussions with Air Canada to achieve a contract that closes the growing gaps in wages and quality of life between pilots in the United States and Canada. We strive to attract future aviators to join our ranks. We want Air Canada to be a world-class airline that achieves consistent, safe, and reliable service for our passengers and our country. Air Canada pilots are united and dedicated to achieving the world-class contract that world-class pilots deserve.


TOP PRIORITIES



Close the Canada-U.S. Pilot Wage Gap



    Enhanced Quality of Life for all Pilots


  • Be a World Class Airline, worthy of the Canadian Flag



NEGOTIATIONS TIMELINE


With 5,000 members who fly passengers and cargo around the world on Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge, the Air Canada ALPA group serves a diverse and engaged membership via its headquarters near Toronto’s Pearson Airport, and through regional representatives across pilot bases in Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, and Vancouver.


  • MAY 1, 2023

    Air Canada Pilots Association (ACPA) votes to merge with Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA)

  • MAY 17, 2023

    ACPA merges with ALPA

  • JUNE 9, 2023

    Notice to bargain provided to Air Canada

  • JUNE 23, 2023

    Kickoff meeting for contract negotiations

  • JUNE 23, 2023 - SEPTEMBER 29, 2023

    Negotiations, contract expiration

  • JANUARY 15, 2024 - JUNE 1, 2024

    Mediation



The timeline above provides a general guide for the duration of our potential negotiations. We are approaching negotiations with a collaborative and constructive mindset. Open communication, active listening, and a focus on common interests will contribute to achieving successful outcomes for all parties involved.