Southwest Airlines has confirmed it has reached an agreement in principle with its facilities maintenance technicians, subject to final review by the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association’s (AMFA) executive committee.
Terms of the five-year deal include a complete set of work rules, a wage scale, and a ratification bonus.
“We appreciate our facilities maintenance technicians and their contributions to the success of Southwest Airlines,” said senior director corporate facilities John Zuzu.
“This agreement recognises their efforts, and it supports the needs of our operations and our company.”
Once approved by AMFA, the Dallas-based carrier said a date for a ratification vote will be determined in the coming days.
If ratified, the agreement would become the group’s first contract since being accreted into the AMFA.