July 24, 2016 11:30 am
Updated: July 24, 2016 9:36 pm

Air Transat flight attendants vote in favour of new agreement

WATCH ABOVE: The Canadian Union of Public Employees said 61 per cent of employees voted in favour of a mediator’s recommendation to end its labour dispute with Montreal-based Air Transat.

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MONTREAL – Their union says Air Transat flight attendants have voted in favour of a new contract with the Montreal-based company.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees says 61 per cent of employees voted in favour of a mediator’s recommendation to end the labour dispute.

READ MORE: Tentative agreement reached between Air Transat, pilots

In a vote on June 30, 93.2 per cent of cabin crew members had rejected a tentative agreement reached on June 6, just days after they voted in favour of a strike mandate.

Air Transat says the six-year contract is now in force, retroactive to Nov. 1, 2015.

READ MORE: Air Transat pilots arrested for allegedly being drunk prior to Glasgow-Toronto flight

Union president Martyn Smith says CUPE is “very satisfied with the outcome of the bargaining process.”

CUPE represents about 1,750 flight attendants.

© 2016 The Canadian Press

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