The current collective agreement of the Aeroflot JSC was first signed in 2005. The agreement is the result of extensive collective bargaining with JSC Aeroflot by the leading airline union, the First Trade-union Organisation, which includes more than half of all Aeroflot workers. The collective agreement was renewed twice, in 2008 and 2011, without changing employee benefits. The collective agreement provides the following benefits: On Wednesday, August 19, FedEx pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int`l (ALPA), entered into an Interim Agreement (TA) with FedEx management for an amended collective agreement. The parties have been actively negotiating since 2011. Discussions began in 2011 as part of a specific interim agreement initially reached by both sides to help narrow down the area of outstanding issues in order to conclude formal negotiations in a timely manner. .