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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/28/2004

Air Canada plans to outsource HR

Montreal

— Air Canada has signed a non-binding letter of intent with Exult Inc. The contract being negotiated will call for Exult to assume responsibility for managing core administrative and transactional HR services for Air Canada’s 30,000 employees and to provide technology support related to those functions. The agreement would likely be for seven years. The troubled airline said it did not want to discuss details until a final deal is signed but in a statement released by Exult, Sue Welscheid, vice-president of people for Air Canada said: “This decision aligns with Air Canada’s objectives to both reduce costs and to utilize proven technology to e-enable our workforce.”

Canada, Mexico, U.S. co-operate to improve workplace H&S

Ottawa