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Canadian regional carrier Jazz Aviation’s airport services group ratified a new five-year labor contract Feb. 6.
The contract, effective from Jan. 14, 2017, extends to Jan. 13, 2022 and includes agreements on wages, pension and benefits, Jazz Aviation parent Chorus Aviation said.
Jazz Aviation’s customer service and aircraft services group, approximately 917 employees, were represented at bargaining sessions by Unifor Local 2002, a branch of the Canadian trade union that advocates for aviation ground crews, customer service employees, flight crews and pilots across Canada.
“After a lengthy round of negotiations … this new five-year agreement … [brings] the membership of Jazz an agreement with significant improvements and gains,” Unifor Local 2002 president Euila Leonard said.
Under a CPA with Air Canada, Jazz Aviation operates as Air Canada Express to provide regional flying throughout North America, utilizing a fleet of 31 Bombardier CRJs and 87 Q-series turboprops.
- Total number of program organizations increased to 17.
HALIFAX, Feb. 7, 2018 /CNW/ – Jazz Aviation LP (“Jazz”) is pleased to welcome Brampton Flight Centre (“BFC”) of Caledon, ON to its Jazz Aviation Pathways Program (“Jazz APP”); a program developed in 2007 to create a streamlined career path for the pilot profession in Canada. The addition of BFC brings the number of Jazz APP educational institutions to 13, and the overall number of organizations within the Jazz APP program to 17.
“We’re very pleased to continue growing the Jazz Aviation Pathways Program and adding such high-quality member organizations as Brampton Flight Centre,” said Steve Linthwaite, Vice President, Flight Operations at Jazz. “Our commitment to the future of the pilot profession in Canada includes this important opportunity to support aviation programs with operational experience, and to promote safety and professionalism.”
This agreement is the first of its kind between Jazz and Brampton Flight Centre’s Integrated ATPL program. The industry-leading Jazz APP includes collaboration on training and curriculum to promote safety and professionalism, while providing up-to-date information on industry best practices. The Jazz APP is aimed at establishing a direct career path for qualifying graduates; including flight simulator evaluations, student scholarships, and the opportunity for top-performing graduates to transition to first officer positions at Jazz.
“The Brampton Flight Centre is extremely proud to have been selected by Jazz to be a part of their Aviation Pathways Program,” said Scott Chayko, Chief Flight Instructor, Brampton Flight Centre. “Being selected speaks to the quality of our pilot training and our commitment to providing a superior flying and learning experience to our students.”
The Jazz APP awards nearly $80,000 each year to top students in recognition of safety and professionalism.
The Jazz Aviation Pathway Award for Professionalism. Awarded to a full-time student in his or her final year of the Integrated ATPL program for outstanding contributions to safety, leadership and professionalism. The Award consists of a $3000 scholarship and an opportunity to participate in the Jazz Aviation Pathways Program selection process. The award recipient is selected by the program chair or designate in consultation with Jazz to ensure the criteria as outlined are respected.
The Jazz Aviation Pathway Award for Professionalism and Diversity. Awarded to a full-time student in his or her final year of the Integrated ATPL program who has self-identified as Aboriginal, a person with a disability, a visible minority, or female; for outstanding contributions to safety, leadership and professionalism. The Award consists of a $3000 scholarship and an opportunity to participate in the Jazz Aviation Pathways Program selection process. The award recipient is selected by the program chair or designate in consultation with Jazz to ensure the criteria as outlined are respected.
The Jazz APP / Air Canada connection Jazz is Air Canada’s largest regional partner and operates approximately 700 flights a day as an integral part of Air Canada’s strategy and North American market presence. Jazz is a proud operator of Air Canada Express service to 74 destinations in Canada and the United States. Through Jazz’s agreement with Air Canada, a professional pilot career with Jazz provides a faster track to flying for Air Canada mainline. Up to 80% of Air Canada’s pilots are hired from their Air Canada Express partners; with the majority coming from Jazz.