Unions representing cabin crew said yesterday the new 20-month tentative interim agreement put forward still needs to be ratified by a member vote in the coming weeks. It said the new deal increases the base wage for more than 9,000 attendants by 2.5% retroactive to the beginning of 2010, with an additional 2.5% boost this coming September. It said additional terms include profit sharing, sick leave enhancements, company contributions to retirement plans and numerous work-rule improvements. The union said the new agreement also improves job security through a no-furlough clause. Sam Risoli, vice president of United Continental’s inflight service, called

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