The Air Canada Pilots Association (ACPA) and the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) issued a joint statement on Monday (May 1) after Air Canada pilots voted to merge with ALPA.
With 91.6 per cent of eligible Air Canada pilots participating, 84.2 percent voted in favour of the merger.
“Air Canada pilots voted overwhelmingly to approve a merger with ALPA, making clear they believe that we are stronger together," the statement reads. "With this historic vote, Air Canada pilots have signalled, unequivocally, they want to join the world’s largest pilots union in negotiating strong contracts, establishing better working conditions, and advancing aviation safety.”
The final step in the merger process will be on May 17 when ALPA’s Executive Board will vote to ratify the agreement.
If passed, the representation rights will transfer from ACPA to ALPA, and the parties will apply to CIRB for a declaration endorsing the transfer.
ACPA represents over 4,500 members who fly passengers and cargo around the world on Air Canada and Air Canada rouge.