days until our Collective Agreement expires, we are preparing, we are united and we will make change.

A330 – TAP Configured Aircraft

We are aware of the A330 – TAP Configured aircraft and the lack of means on board to have your contractually negotiated crew rest.  This aircraft is in operation typically out of our YUL and YVR hubs.  We are aware that many of you have filled out Health and Safety concern forms to express the lack of high comfort seats and curtains as well as no last sold seats to take your breaks in.

Discussions with the Company, the first step in resolving an issue, have taken place, and at this time the Union feels a grievance is warranted as changes were not reflective for the September block month as we were hoping.

Click HERE to view a copy of the Grievance.

The current A330 – TAP aircrafts are set to go for retrofitting this October, and Air Canada has confirmed that L2 doors will be equipped with High Comfort Jumpseats and curtains, like the rest of the A330’s in the Air Canada fleet.  We completely understand the frustration in this not being corrected in a timely manner, as the internal customers of Air Canada we see tremendous value in receiving your contractual rest, being alert, and available to our customers.  We trust that Air Canada will also see the benefit and block off seats that will enable this.

Please continue to send in any reports of loss in contractual breaks to your local offices with a copy of the PIL.

If you have any concerns or questions, please reach out.

In Solidarity,

Wesley Lesosky
President, Air Canada Component of CUPE