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


RE: Wellness and Absenteeism Task Force

October 5, 2002

Ms. Pamela Sachs
Component President
Airline Division of CUPE
180 Attwell Drive, Suite 601
Etobicoke, ON  M9W 6A9

Dear Ms. Sachs:

RE: Wellness and Absenteeism Task Force

Following discussions during this round of negotiations, the Company proposes the establishment of a Wellness and Absenteeism Task Force as follows:

The Company and the Union will establish a Joint Task Force to address wellness issues related to the working conditions of cabin personnel as well as company concerns with absenteeism.  The Task Force will meet for the period of nine months following the ratification of this Agreement, at which time it will submit recommendations to UMHQ that will address these issues.

Yours truly,

Kevin Howlett
Vice President, Labour Relations