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Delta Air Lines pilots begin voters on new labour contract

ATLANTA – Delta Air Lines pilots have started voting on a proposed new labour contract that would give them pay raises of 30.2 per cent over four years.

If they vote in favour of the deal, the 13,000 pilots would get immediate pay raises of 18 per cent when the contract takes effect, retroactive to Jan. 1, 2016.

Then, on top of that, they would get a 3 per cent raise in 2017, another 3 per cent raise in 2018 and a 4 per cent raise in 2019.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://on-ajc.com/2eNe1zR) the Air Line Pilots Association union has been pushing for raises to make up for pay cuts of as much as 50 per cent that pilots sustained during the company’s financial struggles and bankruptcy a decade ago.

The pilots can cast their ballots through Dec. 1.

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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com