Notice of Upcoming Election – Local Trustee 3-Year Term Position

In accordance with Appendix “C” of the Air Canada Component Bylaws, anyone wishing to be nominated for the available Local Trustee position should adhere to the following information:

A Trustee election shall be held every year. (Article C.3.1.b).

Members who wish to be nominated for the available Local Trustee position shall file nomination papers and a completed Oath of Nomination form, to be received by the Chairperson of the Component Tabulating Committee by February 15th in the calendar year preceding the Local Officer Elections. (Article C.4.1)

Candidates shall disclose their full name and intended position clearly on the nomination papers prior to soliciting signatures. (Article C.4.2)

Nomination forms, as provided by the Component Tabulating Committee, must have signatures from lesser of either: (a) Fifty (50) members of the eligible voters on the Local’s Membership List; or (b) Five (5%) percent of the eligible voters on the Local’s Membership List. (Article C.4.3)

The Oath of Nomination form (Appendix “F”) must be completed in its entirety in order to be accepted by the Tabulating Committee. (Article C.4.4)

* IMPORTANT: Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic, and on an exceptional basis, the Component Tabulating Committee will accept electronic signatures on nomination forms for the available Local Trustee position.  An electronic signature must be the member’s actual signature and not simply the member’s name typed onto the nomination form. This will allow for members not actively in the workplace to nominate a candidate. The nomination form must be filled out in its entirety by the candidate, signed off and dated prior to scanning for electronically received signatures. We are doing this to ensure all members have an opportunity to run, as well as ensure all members have an opportunity to collect signatures, with the COVID pandemic in place, many of you are not able to access your work sites or Union offices due to not having a RAIC.

NOTE: For interested candidates, a complete instruction package with nomination sheets will be available on the Air Canada Component website www.accomponent.ca, as well as by request from your Local office, or by clicking HERE. It is recommended that you read the complete instruction package.

DEADLINE:  Completed original nomination sheets must be received no later than, February 15, 2023 at 16:00 EST at the following address:

AIR CANADA COMPONENT TABULATING COMMITTEE
25 BELFIELD ROAD
ETOBICOKE, ONTARIO   M9W 1E8
Nomination sheets received after February 15, 2023 at 16:00 EST will NOT be accepted. The Tabulating Committee recommends sending your documentation by registered mail to ensure timely delivery and receipt.

In Solidarity,

Your Component Tabulating Committee

New Crew Hotels – February 2023

Las Vegas, Nevada (LAS)
Starting February 1, 2023, all downtown layovers in Las Vegas, Nevada (LAS) will be accommodated at the following new crew hotel:

Sahara Hotel and Casino
2535 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV, 89109, United States

At this hotel, you can take advantage of the following benefits:
– 20 per cent discount on food and non-alcoholic beverages at select restaurants
– 1 complimentary coffee per stay
– 2 complimentary bottles of water upon check-in
– Complimentary internet access
– Complimentary access to fitness centre
– Complimentary access to Crew Lounge
– Complimentary local and toll-free calls

Ground transportation will be provided by Air Crew Transport (+1-866-581-1505). Please refer to your pairing package for detailed pick-up instructions.

Calgary, Alberta (YYC)
Starting February 15, 2023, all airport layovers in Calgary, Alberta (YYC) will be accommodated at the following new crew hotel:

Delta Hotels Calgary Airport In-Terminal
2001 Airport Rd. NE
Calgary, AB, T2E 6Z8, Canada

At this hotel, you can take advantage of the following benefits:
– 20 per cent discount on food and non-alcoholic beverages at Bistro & Crate and Prologue Café
– 20 per cent discount on laundry services
– Complimentary internet access
– Complimentary access to fitness centre
– Complimentary local and toll-free calls

Ground transportation is not required. You can access the hotel by walking via the departure level.

In Solidarity,

Melinda Allen & Alex Habib
Co-Chairs
Component Hotel Committee

Update – Negotiated Onboard Rest Times – Long Range Flying

On December 22, 2022, the Company issued an updated Onboard Crew Breaks/Rest ePub PDF.  The PDF contains a long-range flying chart outlining the rest periods for B14, LOU18, LOU22 A/B. The Component Crew Rest Committee recommends that members reference Union bulletins and communiqués such as the long-range flying chart (CLICK HERE) or the November Crew Rest Committee Bulletin (CLICK HERE).  We have aligned them here for clarity and convenience.

When determining your onboard rest period, only the rest period(s) that have been negotiated for the article/LOU that has been assigned/designated to your flight, should be referenced.  For greater clarity, if your pairing has been assigned/designated as LOU 22B, your onboard rest will either be 5.0hrs or 5.5hrs (the negotiated rest periods for LOU 22B).

Please continue to reach out, and if you have crew rest issues, please reach out to your Local to have the issues addressed in a timely manner.

In Solidarity,

Component Crew Rest Committee