Downtown Layovers in HKG

Due to the political protests that have been taking place regularly in Hong Kong (HKG), the company has advised that downtown layovers will be relocated to the airport hotel in order to avoid these demonstrations.

If you are operating a flight departing from Canada for Hong Kong on November 17 to 20, inclusive, your layovers will be accommodated at the following hotel:

Hong Kong Skycity Marriott Hotel
1 Sky City Rd E
Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong

Ground transportation will be provided by the Marriott Hong Kong Sky City hotel shuttle (011-852-3369-1888). Upon arrival, please proceed to Car Park #1, where you will find the shuttle at Bay #11 or 12. The shuttle operates every 30 minutes from 5:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.

We will keep you up to date on any changes for layovers in HKG as they are communicated to the Union.

In Solidarity,

Melinda Allen & Alex Habib
Co-Chairs
Component Hotel Committee

Name Brevets

On August 2, 2016, Arbitrator Louisa Davie issued an interim award relating to name brevets. Click HERE to view.  On April 3, 2019, Arbitrator Davie issued an award affirming her earlier decision.  Click HERE to view.

Per the April 3, 2019 award, “[u]nless the parties agree otherwise in their  negotiations for the 2019-2022 collective agreement, the Employer shall, on or before September 1, 2019, provide employees with a text-based position title brevet. The Employer can do so by (a) redesigning the current brevet to include a text-based position title, or (b) designing a new brevet which includes a text-based position title, or (c) designing a text-based position title brevet to be worn together with the first name brevet.”

The effect of the interim award is that Air Canada will maintain three brevet options.

You have the following three options:

  1. Wearing a brevet consisting of a first name only and position title;
  2. Wearing a brevet consisting of an approved first name pseudonym and position title;
  3. Not wearing a brevet.

If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact your Local.

In solidarity,