Air North Flight Attendants ratify first collective agreement

Flight Attendants at Air North have voted overwhelmingly to accept their first collective agreement.

After a year of negotiations and a tumultuous job action, the agreement marks the start of a new working relationship and an opportunity to

continue to build Air North together.

The Flight Attendants were certified with the Public Service Alliance of Canada/ Yukon Employees’ Union in the spring of 2013.

YEU President Steve Geick says “we want to congratulate the Flight Attendants, particularly the bargaining team who worked so hard to

achieve this contract. They successfully negotiated a contract that brings the employees up to industry standard in most areas, satisfactorily

addresses the key issues of sick leave, vacation pay, scheduling and wages while providing savings for the airline and stability for all


Key contract elements include the introduction of a new scheduling system that permits bidding based on seniority, improved leave

provisions and an average 5% wage increase over the three year life of the contract. Implementation of the new scheduling process will be

worked on by both parties over the coming months.

For more information please visit the Flight Attendants’ website at