Air Canada Flight Dispatcher Collective Agreement

With the busy influx of Christmas behind us, it`s time to reflect on our needs and wishes for the year ahead. The comments of the CEO of Westet show that he is certainly thinking about changes in the way the company operates. During this change, pilots, cabin crew and distributors will have a voice as newly organized union members. Front-line staff also need a voice. If you join Unifor, you will have a seat at this table. These are stressful days for our sisters and brothers who work on board as flight attendants and pilots. The crash of Ethiopian Air`s Boeing 737 Max 8 last week killed 157 people, including 18 Canadians. Unifor extends its condolences to all the victims of the crash, including the families, aid workers, climate activists on their way to a conference and the crew – and their families. This tragic crash causes chaos at airports, as flights are cancelled and new flights are offered to passengers, as the 737 Max is taken out of service – all during one of the busiest travel weeks of the year and inevitably contributes to the stress of your work. In our busy lives, work-life balance is important. We all work hard to get in and out of work in time to prepare meals, bring our kids to classes or games, maybe spend some time with our partner and friends, and even just to relax and recharge a little. This depends in particular on how your employer sets your work plan. At Unifor, we follow three fundamental principles when negotiating the language of collective agreements on timing: predictability, flexibility and fairness.

The agreement with IAMAW includes 7,500 members of technical, maintenance, airport ramps and cargo personnel, while the agreement with CUPE covers 6,500 cabin crew members and the agreement with ACPA concerns 3,000 pilots. In addition, the agreements provide that 15% of the interest in the company will be spent in a trust for the benefit of union members, with the proceeds of the sale being allocated to the deficit of the pension plan. A seat on the Board of Directors is allocated for appointment by an agent representing Air Canada`s unions, while possession exceeds 2 per cent. The Industrial Relations Board of Canada (BRIC) has issued the Union of Canadian Public Employees (CUPE) with interim certification as WestJet`s cabin crew union. . . .