Your Component Officers are pleased to announce the following appointments to our Component Committees:
Robert Hatfield – Component Crew Rest Committee Chairperson
Karen Pritchard & Jimi Harton – Central Site Representatives
Carmela Iermieri – Component Grievance Committee Chairperson
Dionne Solomon & Kirk Horsman – Component Grievance Committee Members
Jordan Braystone – Component Health and Safety Committee Chairperson
Nicola Schnell – Component Health and Safety Committee Vice Chairperson
Marc Roumy – Component Pension Committee Chairperson
Caroline Lozeau Gelinas, Henly Larden & Alex Habib – Component Pension Committee Members
Melinda Allen & Alex Habib – Component Hotel Committee Chairperson
Mary Mulholland – Component Preferential Bidding System Co-Chairperson
Jesse Matthews – Component Reserve Committee Chairperson
Michel Foures-Wilson – Component Tabulating Committee Member
Philippe Rousseau & Jennifer Agmon – Component Uniform Committee Co-Chairperson
Patricia Eberley – Wage Indemnity Program Board of Trust Chairperson
Jimi Harton, Mary Rita Dunning, Silvana DeSantis, & Antonius Lam – Wage Indemnity Program (WIP) Board of Trust Trustees
We are very grateful for the work and the dedication of all members who take on these important roles within their Union. They are the backbone in the running of our Component and are a crucial element to our success. We offer our sincere thanks and appreciation and look forward to our accomplishments into 2023 and beyond.
The Union is currently seeking members who would have an interest in joining the following committees at the Component level:
Your Component Benefit Committee works through various benefit related inquiries and assists the membership in understanding their benefit entitlements. It also is a liaison with the local offices to assist them with their benefit’s related matters. For more information please do not hesitate to reach out to us at email@example.com.
Your Component Bilingual Committee is tasked with ensuring that Canada’s official languages act is upheld by the employer and that bilingual issues affecting the members are addressed. For more information please do not hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bylaw Review Committee
Your Component Bylaw Review Committee reviews the Component Bylaws and presents Bylaw amendments and/or additions to the Component Executive, which will make final recommendations to be adopted by a Membership referendum vote. For more information please do not hesitate to reach out to us at email@example.com.
Our Component Diversity Committee is an important part of our overall goal of integrating membership initiatives and fostering a diverse and inclusive environment for all our members. The committee will also advocate for our marginalized members in the workplace and manage issues related to discrimination and challenges associated with ethnic or racial bias. For more information please do not hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Component Education Committee is a committee that we feel is important and will be so valuable as we move closer to full collective bargaining in 2025. Education and knowledge are a relevant part of solidifying a solid base of knowledge amongst the membership. Sharing this information amongst ourselves is also a grass roots approach to taking back our power in collective bargaining. For more information please do not hesitate to reach out to us at email@example.com.
New Aircraft Committee
Participate with the Company in obtaining information from the manufacturer on overall and specific galley design, assess safety of design and equipment and give a written report of your findings, with your recommendations, to the Component President. For more information please do not hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rouge Pension Committee
The Pension Committee is a joint Committee with the Company and is responsible to ensure the financial and administrative operations of the pension plan is in accordance with the provisions of the pension plan. We currently have a vacancy on the pension plan specific to members enrolled in the Rouge Pension Plan, which is anyone who’s original hiring company is at Air Canada Rouge. This includes members who have transferred to Mainline. For more information please do not hesitate to reach out to us at email@example.com.
Your Component Women’s Committee does the very valuable work of increasing the participation of women in the Union at all levels and educating them about Women’s issues and rights. This also includes corresponding with members who have questions about maternity, breastfeeding, and many other women’s issues. For more information please do not hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have an interest in chairing any of these committees and/or being a committee member, we encourage you to reach out to Component President Wesley Lesosky at email@example.com.
Every February, people across Canada participate in Black History month. This is a time for celebration and a clear recognition of the legacy of black people in Canada. This month and each month throughout the year, we can all reflect on this history and commit to maintaining an awareness and to foster meaningful change. It is also a time in which we must reflect on the fact that discrimination still exists. We must all do our part to stand up against racism and hatred in its overt and subtle forms.
Now is the time to shine a light and educate ourselves, our friends and family and move towards an enlightened future. The following links we hope, will highlight the many accomplishments of black Canadians and celebrate their contributions. Together we can create a world of inclusion and diversity and respect for all peoples.
Your Component Diversity Committee
We wanted to advise that the seniority lists are now posted. You can access this from home or on layover at In-Flight Service > Crew Scheduling & Planning > Seniority Numbers.
Seniority Lists – Mainline and Rouge
Please note the following language is applicable to both Mainline and Rouge. We always advise you to take a quick look to ensure your seniority is correct on the published list. If you see an error or omission, please ensure you contact Wesley Lesosky immediately via email at firstname.lastname@example.org so it can be reviewed, the applicable language for this is below:
16.08.04 Prior to February 1st in any year, Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge shall post, at each Air Canada Mainline Cabin Personnel Base and at each Air Canada Rouge Base, a copy of the Flight Attendant and In-Charge seniority lists applicable to Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge indicating the respective seniority of each employee within his/her classification as of January 1st in that year, as well as a copy of the Master Cabin Personnel Seniority List.
16.08.05 Prior to March 1st in that year, an employee may protest, in writing, to Air Canada or Air Canada Rouge (as applicable) any error or omission affecting his/her seniority.
16.08.06 Prior to April 1st, the revised lists indicating any changes resulting from any protest found valid shall be posted.
16.08.07 Prior to May 1st, any employee whose seniority was affected by any change made to the initial seniority list may protest, in writing, to the Air Canada or Air Canada Rouge (as applicable) with a copy to the Component President of the Union.
16.08.08 Prior to June 1st, the final seniority lists, which will be conclusive of Cabin Personnel seniority as of January 1st in that year shall be posted.