The APFA will directly transmit the details of the interim agreement to its accession, which will then be ratified by the mixed cabin crew. The ratification of American Airlines` employment contracts since the merger with US Airways closed on December 9, 2013, continues. Negotiations on joint cabin crew and pilot agreements are ongoing and procedures are under way to ensure that joint collective agreements will be concluded soon for these groups. FedEx Express (Memphis) and its pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), have tentatively agreed on a new contract. The provisional agreement is subject to the condition of a final ratification of the ACCORD. Alpa said: “We are pleased that the collective agreement negotiation process has significantly improved our pilot group`s contributions to FedEx and we appreciate the company`s commitment to these negotiations,” said Captain David Webb, President of ALPA FedEx MEC. We look forward to presenting the interim agreement to our Board of Directors and our affiliation. The collective agreement provides for the following benefits: The current JSC Aeroflot collective agreement was first signed in 2005. This agreement is the result of major collective bargaining with JSC Aeroflot by the main airline union, First Trade Union, which includes more than half of Aeroflot`s workers. The collective agreement was renewed twice, in 2008 and 2011, without changing workers` benefits. Aeroflot management and airline workers` unions have successfully concluded negotiations to renew the collective agreement currently under way for the 2014-2017 period. The collective agreement provides for a wide range of benefits for workers, regardless of union affiliation.
The Air Line Pilots Association said the new agreement also includes new recruitments, a “significant” signing bonus, improvements to the age plan and improvements to work rules. United Airlines (Chicago) has announced that it has reached a preliminary agreement with the Association of Flight Impatients (AFA) regarding the flight crew of the Continental Micronesia (CMI) subsidiary. Prior to the FedEx pilot agreement, rival UPS and its union reached an agreement on Chinese flights in response to the outbreak. After years of discussions between the two parties, FedEx Corp. has entered into a six-year contract with the union, which represents its express pilots and offers them higher hourly wages. The collective agreement remains in effect until December 1, 2017.