UPS reaches “tentative agreement” with pilots

As reported by Post & Parcel:

UPS Airlines and the Independent Pilots Association (IPA) have reached a tentative agreement on a new five-year labour contract.

The specific details of the agreement will not be disclosed before the IPA presents the proposed contract to all UPS pilots – but UPS said that it does provide for “improvements across all sections of the contract”.

The contract must be ratified by a majority of UPS’s 2,600 pilots. The vote by the pilots will be completed on 31 August. If ratified, the new contract will become effective on 1 September 2016, and become amendable on 1 September 2021.

“This tentative agreement has been unanimously approved and endorsed by both the IPA Executive Board and our Negotiating Committee. Over the next month we will present it to our members with an unqualified recommendation for ratification,” said IPA President Captain Robert Travis.

“This is an excellent offer and we are pleased to have reached this agreement,” added Brendan Canavan, UPS Airlines president.

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