Caribbean Airlines announced on Wednesday that the airline and the Trinidad and Tobago Airline Pilots’ Association (TTALPA) reached agreement on the main terms and conditions of a first collective agreement for the period September 1, 2010 to August 31st, 2015.
The agreement which was reached on August 7th 2015, covers several key areas which are aligned to the mutual interests and benefit of all parties. This interest based negotiation approach taken by the teams created a respectful platform from which to identify common ground.
Caribbean Airlines Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Michael DiLollo, thanked the TTALPA representatives and the Caribbean Airlines Executive Team for the levels of leadership, maturity and professionalism shown; which were critical to this successful outcome. He went on to state that “the transformation of Caribbean Airlines requires consistent collaboration with key stakeholders, to improve productivity, efficiency and cost effectiveness. I am also heartened that CAL and TTALPA have also reached agreement on major elements of the next collective agreement period; 2015 to 2018.”
In a press release, CAL noted that the negotiations with TTALPA continue to be respectful, balanced and interest based, and that the airline looks forward to working with the organization and its members to achieve the strategic goals of the company, securing sustainability for the airline and its valued customers.