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

Benefits Update

Further to our bulletin last Friday regarding Health Benefits for those members laid off, the Company has now provided full details on its updated benefits offering for those on layoff status. Before providing details on the Union sponsored plan, we were waiting to see the final cost details of the prescription drug plan offered by both Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge. Upon our review we are happy to see that the employer’s new prescription drug only plans are more cost effective than the plans the Union was intending to offer. As such we will not be moving forward with those plans and encourage you to review the updated employer offerings.

For Mainline:
An email notification will be sent to your Air Canada email address by June 20, 2020 advising that a new Benefit Status Advice (BSA) has been prepared for you.  In order for benefits to be maintained, your intention to continue coverage must be received no later than July 3, 2020 at 0800 EDT and your cheques must be sent to Air Canada Group Benefits. For those of you that have already made your selections as to whether or not to maintain benefits, your selections have been voided in order to ensure everyone has the opportunity to review and select the option that is best suited to their needs.

For Rouge:
An email notification has been sent to your Air Canada email address with more information. Members must complete the NEW Layoff Benefits Continuance Form, even if you have completed the old form.  The deadline for Rouge members to advise of their intention to continue benefits has been extended to June 26, 2020 at 0800 EDT.


I have already submitted my options for the Layoff Benefits Continuance. Do I need to re-submit? Yes. Given the new options available, the previous options are null and void. Everyone must re-submit if they want to maintain benefits.

I already submitted my postdated cheques, but I changed my selection, what do I do?
If you have already submitted cheques, we will review your file pursuant to your revised elections and communicate with you accordingly.

I already submitted my postdated cheques and I will not be changing my selection; do I have to send new cheques?  
No, you do not need to resubmit cheques as the total cost of your benefits would remain the same.

In solidarity,