Sunwing Pilots Association Merges with CAW

January 31, 2012, 2:30 PM EST


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The association representing pilots at Sunwing Airlines Inc. has merged with the CAW.

An agreement was recently finalized merging approximately 150 members of SUNPAC, the Sunwing Pilots Association, with the CAW.

"We are pleased that this group of pilots has decided to merge with the CAW and I want to welcome them into our union," said CAW President Ken Lewenza.

SUNPAC President Captain Dave Matkovich said "the merger with CAW Canada will assist the Sunwing Airlines Pilot group in a number of areas.  The CAW's considerable experience in the aerospace and airline sector was a key factor in our decision to join with CAW Canada and we look forward to utilizing the services now available to us. "

The CAW represents approximately 12,000 airline workers across Canada, including ticket agents, ground handling, pilots, mechanics, airline catering, cargo and crew schedulers.

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