Labour Day – September 2, 2019

Monday September 2nd, 2019 marks the celebration of Labour Day here in Canada. We ask that you take time out from your day to reflect on the importance of Labour Day and why it matters.

This as an opportunity to reflect upon the achievements of Unions here in Canada and around the world.  The fight of our predecessors was hard, but they persevered and were able to change the course of Canada’s history.

Unions have fought and continue to fight for safer working conditions, better pay, health benefits, retirement benefits, education and countless others that have raised the bar for all workers, Union and Non-Union  Each and every person working in this country and in our membership deserves dignity and respect and we are confident that the Labour movement will continue to work to preserve these rights.

We wish you a safe Labour Day weekend!

In solidarity,

CLC Changes – Bill C-63 & Bill C-86

Please see click “HEREto see the submission that was sent on behalf of all the Flight Attendants within our Ranks that will be affected by Bill C-86.  The Airline Division of CUPE encompasses all the Component Presidents, and for smaller Airlines, the Local Presidents within CUPE.  We meet quarterly to discuss the concerns that affect all Airlines, and in the past have reviewed and challenged 1:50, Air Rage, Air Quality, Health and Safety Legislation and now Bill C-86.

We will keep you posted, as we move forward with understanding the changes this Bill will afford on top of what we already have been presented.

Please reach out anytime,

In solidarity,

Coming Soon! NEW Component Website Launch

We would like to let you know that this week you will see some changes to the Air Canada Component of CUPE (ACCOC) website.

It is our intention to provide you with a more interactive way to communicate with us. Please take some time this week to check out the website and provide feedback.

We consider this to be a collaborative effort and it will improve the way we communicate with you when we hear from you about what you like and don’t like.

We have already received constructive feedback on our Social Media Survey which closes on August 22, 2019 and we will be using this to improve future survey offerings. Please be sure to fill out the Social Media Survey as it is a helpful tool for us.

It is through good communication and collaboration that we can all face the months and years ahead in a united and unshakeable collective.

You will receive instructions as to how to log in to the Members portal which is aligned with the launch.

DON’T FORGET – Up-Coming Component Officer Meet & Greet 
The Air Canada Component Officers will be in Calgary (YYC) on Tuesday August 20, 2019 and will hold a meet and greet in the Comm. Centre from 10:00h to 13:00h.  We will also be in Vancouver (YVR) on Wednesday August 21, 2019 at the Comm. Centre between 11:00h and 15:00h. We encourage you to drop by to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.   We would also appreciate any feedback on work issues that you encounter daily.  If you’re nearby (or even in between flights) and would like to chat with us, we’d be delighted to meet you.
Meet and greets are also being planned for Toronto and Montreal in the near future.

We look forward to seeing you there.

In solidarity,

Component Officers Meet & Greet in YYC and YVR

Air Canada Component Officers
Meet and Greet at the YYC & YVR Bases

Open to all Members – Mainline and Rouge

The Air Canada Component Officers will be in Calgary on Tuesday August 20th and will hold a meet and greet in the Comm Centre from 10:00h to 13:00h

We will also be in Vancouver on Wednesday August 21st at the Comm Centre between 11:00h and 15:00h.

We encourage you to drop by to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.   We would also appreciate any feedback on work issues that you encounter daily.

If you’re nearby (or even in between flights) and would like to chat with us, we’d be delighted to meet you.
Meet and greets are also being planned for Toronto and Montreal in the near future.

This initiative will continue, as we endeavour to reach out to our members on a more personal level.

In solidarity,

OBSM Cabin Crew and Rouge Crew Mentor Programs

As we have pointed out in a recent bulletin, the OBSM Cabin Crew program and the Rouge Crew Mentor program are active and the Company is fully engaged with these programs.  We are monitoring them carefully. Please continue to provide information to your Local Union offices.

We know from experience that the OBSM program for Service Directors caused many members to feel fearful and intimidated.  Despite your fears and concerns we prevailed and stood strong.  We want to continue to foster solidarity and support for each other while these programs for Cabin Crew play themselves out.

With that in mind, we would like to suggest that if you have concerns about a fellow colleague that you bring these concerns to your Local Union office.  They are in a good position to address things in a much more productive way that does not lead to an erosion of our solidarity.

Our goal is to ensure that our membership of 9,500 members strong will be standing shoulder to shoulder with each other and will withstand this latest initiative.  The more that we see the value in standing together, the better our collective strength will be against whatever else comes our way.

In solidarity,