Southwest Airlines and its Flight Attendants reach Tentative Agreement
Southwest Airlines and its Flight Attendants reach Tentative Agreement

Southwest Airlines has announced that it has reached a Tentative Agreement with its flight attendants. As a part of the agreement finalized this past week, wages of the attendants will be increased and the current contract of them will be increased through May 2019.

The airline said that it will be giving bonuses and work-rule adjustments as well to the attendants. Southwest Airlines Vice President of Cabin Services Mike Hafner said that are proud to have the best flight attendants in the industry.

Southwest Airlines Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Mike Van de Ven was of the view, “I applaud the efforts of everyone who worked so hard to craft an agreement that rewards our Flight Attendants for their excellence. This tentative agreement not only provides additional money, it also supports Southwest’s low-cost structure”.

The agreement will also help the company to become competitive in the coming time. Transport Workers Union (TWU) 556 represent flight attendants for Southwestern Airlines. The TWU Local 556 President and Lead Negotiator Audrey Stone stated that they are happy that after two years of negotiations, they have been able to reach an agreement present to be the Flight Attendants in the industry.

The agreement, Collective Bargaining Agreement, assures that the Southwest Airlines Flight Attendants remain the highest paid in the industry through 2019. It is not the first time for Southwest Airlines to workout things with workers unions.

It has been found that they deal with around 12 workers unions representing Southwest employees in different positions like pilots, dispatchers, agents for ramp, operations, provisioning and freight, flight instructors, appearance technicians, mechanics, inspectors, customer service, ground operations and material specialists and more.