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AC33 10JUL19 Severe Turbulence

As you may know, flight AC33 departing YVR early this morning hit severe turbulence near Hawaii.  Numerous injuries resulted, with some of our members requiring follow-up care in hospital.

We want you to know that management reached out immediately to advise the Union about the status of the flight. Since that time, we have been in constant communication to ensure the well-being of our affected members. The Union is also in the process of reaching out directly to offer its full support.

Turbulence is an especially challenging workplace hazard for us as cabin crew. The best defense is to know and apply your SOP’s, which can be found in chapter 2 of your manual.

But no matter how prepared we are, these kinds of events come as a shock. We wish to thank the crew for taking care of each other and their fellow passengers today, the way we are known to do. On behalf of the Union we wish everyone affected a full and speedy recovery.

In solidarity,


Jordan Bray-Stone
Health & Safety Committee
Carolyn Bugnon
Local 4094 (Vancouver)
Wesley Lesosky
Air Canada Component

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