Call for Nominations – Vacancy – 1 Component Trustee Position

There is one (1) vacant Component Trustee position for the remainder of the term ending on January 31, 2023.  In accordance with the Air Canada Component Bylaws, the call for nominations for this position is being issued.

Members who desire to be nominated for the position of Component Trustee, shall file nomination papers, to be received by the Chairperson of the Component Tabulating Committee no later than August 25, 2022 at 16:00 EDT.

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

Nomination forms, as provided by the Component Tabulating Committee, must have at least 50 signatures from eligible voters on the “Membership List”.

* 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 vacant Component 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 for a delegate position. 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, August 25, 2022 at 16:00 EDT at the following address:

AIR CANADA COMPONENT TABULATING COMMITTEE
25 BELFIELD ROAD
ETOBICOKE, ONTARIO   M9W 1E8

Nomination sheets received after August 25, 2022 at 16:00 EDT 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

Members Returning from Non-disclosure of Vaccine Status Leave

As you may recall, there are some members who did not submit their vaccination status and were placed on leave. This includes members from both Mainline and Rouge. They will be returning to the workplace in the very near future. We wanted to provide an update to the membership about this and to guide those who are returning as to what they can expect.

We have been in discussions with the Company about the logistics of this return. Many foreign countries still do not have exemptions for cabin crew members who have chosen not to be vaccinated. There were many moving parts to this process and our main goal was to ensure a return to work with the least amount of hindrances for the members.

The Union and the Company have reached an agreement on this process. Please see the attached MOA for both Mainline and Rouge, which were signed this afternoon.

Please click here for the MAINLINE MOS

Please click here for the ROUGE MOS

The company will be contacting those affected in the coming days to discuss your return to work and to assist with any questions you have pertaining to it.  All members that require training will have it assigned in the month of August. All Mainline cabin crew have been sent an email with the details of their training except for those who require special initial Training. Rouge cabin crew and all Mainline cabin crew requiring Special Initial Training will receive their training instructions on Monday.

We welcome back our members who were placed on this leave.  Please reach out to the company representatives who will be facilitating your return. If any unanswered questions arise in this process let us know and we would be pleased to assist.

In solidarity,

Return to Work Process

As the pandemic continues, there have been updates regarding the process required for a return to work. This has impacted our members returning from long term leaves such as maternity leaves, etc. Many of you have reached out to us We have heard from many of you and know you have questions and issues with this process. It can be as simple as a question regarding who your manager is or the process for renewing your RAIC.

We are currently working closely with the Company to compile an all-inclusive return to work package that will help members have a smooth transition returning from a long-term absence such as family care, parental leave, maternity leave etc. Some of the key aspects within this package includes the updated network of managers to contact, optional workshop for in-person briefing, and a detailed from-here-to-there booklet. We will update you when we receive more information from the Company. In the meantime should you have any concerns or inquiries please send them to womens@accomponent.ca.

In Solidarity,

Cassandra Shum
Chair, Component Womens Committee