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

Bargaining Update

Your ACCEX has concluded the ninety (90) day period of direct bargaining with Air Canada. Unfortunately, an agreement could not be reached at this stage.

We now head into the mediation phase of the 2019 reopener to see if a mediator/arbitrator will be able to bridge the gap between the Company and Union. We are hopeful that with the assistance of a third party we will be able to achieve more for our members.

We thank you for your continued support.

In solidarity,

Bargaining Update

The Air Canada Component of CUPE Bargaining Committee has met with Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge multiple times since bargaining talks officially opened on September 9, 2019. Discussions so far have been relatively positive. On our last day of bargaining last week, we presented our Rouge package to the Company.

CUPE and Air Canada / Air Canada Rouge have scheduled additional bargaining dates in Toronto as follows this month:

  • October 15-18, 2019
  • October 21-24, 2019

At this time, there is no additional information available pertaining to negotiations that we can share. We would like to thank the membership for their continued support and reaching out to share comments. We relied on your survey results and the comments originally submitted to build the bargaining package we have presented. Any further proposal suggestions are being compiled and will be reviewed for future bargaining.

In solidarity,

First Week Of Bargaining

This week, the first official meetings between the Union and the Company in this round of bargaining with Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge are taking place.

The Union and the employer have presented their opening statements and sought clarity where needed. We are fully prepared for this process and our goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for each of you.  We are your voice at the table.

In solidarity,

Bargaining Committee Update #4

In our last update, on May 24, 2019, we advised that the Union’s legal counsel had sent a letter to Air Canada requesting the postponement of negotiations, until the 30-day Exclusivity Agreement with Air Transat expires. Since then, the Company has replied to our request and have agreed to postpone negotiations until August or September …

Bargaining Committee Update #3

Your Bargaining Committee met this week to continue preparing for bargaining, and also discussed the possibility of an acquisition of Air Transat. On Tuesday of this week our legal counsel provided a letter to the company requesting for bargaining to commence the week of July 8th, 2019 to allow for the 30-day Exclusivity Agreement with …