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

Denial of Drug Coverage Policy Grievance (Requirement to use Generic Drugs/Medicines)

Dear Mainline Members,

As we advised you in November, the Union filed a policy grievance (click HERE) challenging Air Canada’s denial to cover certain medically necessary drugs/medicines by only reimbursing the cost of generic drugs/medicines even when a physician indicates “no substitutions” on the prescription.

We are also challenging Air Canada’s requirement that members undergo the special authorization process when your doctor prescribes you a drug/medicine for which a generic alternative exists.

The Collective Agreement clearly states that Air Canada is to pay 100% of our drugs and medicines yet it is our belief that Air Canada continues to find ways to place hindrances that reduce our benefits. They then save money that subsequently goes directly or indirectly into the pockets of their executives and shareholders.

If you have any examples of these violations that can support our policy grievance, we ask that you contact your Local Office and send them all the required information so that an individual grievance can be filed on your behalf and attached to our policy grievance.

In Solidarity,

Wesley Lesosky
President, Air Canada Component of CUPE

Failure to Pay Pre-duty Period Ground Duty Credits (Articles 5.08, B5.03.01)

Dear Mainline Members,

Air Canada is failing to pay crew members who are required to report for duty up to thirty (30) minutes prior to any duty period. Air Canada stated that they are having IT issues but have not committed to ensuring proper payment would be forthcoming any time soon. Once again, our members deserve to be paid what they are entitled to.

The Union has filed a policy grievance. Click HERE to view the grievance form.

If you have been affected by this matter, we ask that you send an email to i.jovic@accomponent.ca, and ensure to include the grievance number CHQ-24-37 in the subject line.

In Solidarity,

Wesley Lesosky
President, Air Canada Component of CUPE

Meal allowances/entitlements (Articles 7.02.01 and L43)

Dear Mainline Members,

Air Canada is telling members to pay claim acknowledged meal allowances/entitlements because they are not automatically being paid out. Air Canada should be automating all meal allowance/entitlement payouts. Clearly, if Air Canada knows you are entitled to them, why should members need to submit pay claims to be paid out?

The Union has filed a policy grievance. Click HERE to view the grievance form.

If you have been affected by this matter, we ask that you send an email to i.jovic@accomponent.ca, and ensure to include the grievance number CHQ-24-36 in the subject line.

In Solidarity,

Wesley Lesosky
President, Air Canada Component of CUPE

Letter of Understanding 26 – Pay Claims

Dear Mainline Members,

Air Canada violated the Collective Agreement by not dedicating sufficient resources to process outstanding pay claims in a timely fashion.

The Union has filed a policy grievance. Click HERE to view the grievance form.

If you have been affected by this matter, we ask that you send an email to i.jovic@accomponent.ca, and ensure to include the grievance number CHQ-24-35 in the subject line.

In Solidarity,

Wesley Lesosky
President, Air Canada Component of CUPE

Recovery of Overpayments and Errors (CLC, section 254.1)

Dear Mainline Members,

Air Canada has been incorrectly and inappropriately clawing back overpayments in a manner that includes and is not limited to the following:
i.) incorrectly calculating that an overpayment was made;
ii.) before advising members in writing that an overpayment was made;
iii.) by not providing an explanation, relevant calculations, and breakdown of the alleged overpayment:
iv.) by not providing timely responses to members; and
v.) by not correcting and reimbursing incorrectly captured claw backs in a timely fashion.

The Union has filed a policy grievance. Click HERE to view the grievance form.

If you have been affected by this matter, we ask that you send an email to i.jovic@accomponent.ca, and ensure to include the grievance number CHQ-24-34 in the subject line.

In Solidarity,

Wesley Lesosky
President, Air Canada Component of CUPE