Sept. 11, 2013 - Update - Canadian North and UNIFOR Collective Bargaining

September 11, 2013

Canadian North Inc. is pleased to advise that a tentative agreement has been reached with our customer service agents at airports and cargo, represented by UNIFOR (formerly CAW). Negotiations were held as planned on Tuesday, September 10, and all outstanding items were tentatively agreed to by both parties. Confidential terms of the new three year agreement deal will go to ratification vote by UNIFOR membership in the next 30 days.

Canadian North would like to thank the members of both bargaining teams for their diligence and professionalism through this collective bargaining process. All sides worked extremely hard to reach an agreement on a new contract that will maintain our competitiveness in the industry and continue to make Canadian North a leading airline in Northern Canada.

About Canadian North

Canadian North and its founding companies (Canadian Airlines, Pacific Western, Transair, Nordair) have proudly served Canada's North with passenger and cargo services for more than 80 years. They offer flights to Northwest Territories and flights to Nunavut through their southern gateways of Edmonton and Ottawa, as well as to select destinations in Manitoba and Nunavut through their partnership with Calm Air. Canadian North also offers air charter services within and beyond the North for industrial clients, sports teams, and large groups. Canadian North is a member of the NorTerra Group of Companies whose parent corporation, NorTerra Inc., is owned equally by Nunasi Corporation, representing the Inuit of Nunavut; and the Inuvialuit Development Corporation, representing the Inuvialuit of the Western Arctic.

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Peter McCart
Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Canadian North Airlines