Rally for strong anti-scab legislation

On January 31st, CUPE is organizing a protest in front of the Parliament Hill in Ottawa in support of a bill to limit the use of scabs.
Facebook link of the event
The use of scabs undermines workers’ rights to fair bargaining by removing our capacity to withdraw our labour and tips the scales unfairly in favour of employers.

CUPE members have felt the devastating impact of this unjust system on many occasions, including our members at the Port of Quebec, where workers have been locked out since September 2022.

On January 31st, federal government consultations to prohibit the use of scabs during lockouts and strikes will come to a close. This is a critical moment to make our voices heard that we need a strong anti-scab legislation to protect the rights of workers in Canada.

Learn more: https://cupe.ca/cupe-rally-parliament-hill-strong-anti…

In Solidarity,

Wesley Lesosky
President, Air Canada Component of CUPE

Local 4092 Trustee Vacancy Election – Vote Opened Today

THIS BULLETIN PERTAINS TO LOCAL 4092 MEMBERS ONLY

The Air Canada Component of CUPE Local 4092 Trustee Vacancy Election began today at 09:00 EST and will close at 12:00 EST on February 1, 2023.

The candidates running for the one (1) vacant Local 4092 Trustee position are:

Lisa Banisch
Cristabel Birtch
Ehab Jaber
Francisco Ortiz Urrieta
Grace Park

IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: You should have received a letter, by regular mail, directly from Simply Voting. This letter will contain a new Elector ID and Password, along with detailed instructions on how to vote online and by telephone. This same information was also emailed to you earlier this morning.

If you have not received either the letter from Simply Voting by regular mail, or the email this morning from Simply Voting, please email us at vote@accomponent.ca. Please include ALL of the following information: your full name, your employee number, your telephone number, your mailing address, and your email address.

You have the option of voting by web, or by phone, as per Component Bylaws. You will need your new Elector ID and Password to access the system.

Once you have submitted your vote, the Simply Voting system will issue a printable electronic receipt. If you are voting by phone, you can only access your electronic receipt by logging into the Simply Voting system online.

If you are experiencing difficulties registering your vote, please e-mail vote@accomponent.ca or call 1-877-411-3552, extension 254 or (416) 798-3399, extension 254. Please provide us with your name, employee number, phone number, e-mail address, and postal code. We will respond as quickly as possible during business hours (weekdays 9:00am – 4:00pm EST), however, please allow us 1 business day to respond.

We ask that everyone click HERE to review the Election Guidelines. These guidelines pertain not only to the candidates, but to the entire membership.

In Solidarity,

Your Component Tabulating Committee

Local 4092 Trustee Vacancy Election

THIS BULLETIN PERTAINS TO LOCAL 4092 MEMBERS ONLY

This is to advise that nominations took place, at the Local 4092 general membership meeting which was held on September 22, 2022, to fill the one vacant Local 4092 Trustee position, for the remainder of the term ending on March 31, 2025. The following members were nominated:

Lisa Banisch
Cristabel Birtch
Ehab Jaber
Francisco Ortiz Urrieta
Grace Park

In accordance with Air Canada Component Bylaw C.8.3, an election must be held. Voting for this position will begin on January 23, 2023 at 9:00 am EST, and end on February 1, 2023 at 12:00 pm EST.

IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: You will receive a letter by email, and by regular mail for those that did not opt out of physical mailings, directly from Simply Voting prior to the vote opening. This letter will contain a new Elector ID and Password, along with detailed instructions on how to vote online and by telephone.

You have the option of voting by web, or by phone, as per Component Bylaws. You will need your new Elector ID and Password to access the system.

Once you have submitted your vote, the Simply Voting system will issue a printable electronic receipt. If you are voting by phone, you can only access your electronic receipt by logging into the Simply Voting system online.

If you are experiencing difficulties registering your vote, please e-mail vote@accomponent.ca or call 1-877-411-3552, extension 254 or (416) 798-3399, extension 254. Please provide us with your name, employee number, phone number, e-mail address, and postal code. We will respond as quickly as possible during business hours (weekdays 9:00am – 4:00pm EST), however, please allow us 1 business day to respond.

In Solidarity,

Your Component Tabulating Committee

Arbitration Award – Individual/group grievances dismissed by Arbitrator

In grievances filed between 2017 and 2019 (YYZ-SG-17-69, YVR-17-118, YYZ-SG-18-11, and YYZ-SG-19-47) the Union alleged that Air Canada did not provide appropriate crew rest at layover stations after short-range flight legs that were added to long-range extension pairings after departure.  In these cases, the short-range flight legs were added in two circumstances: to reserve pairings, and to regular pairings in which flights were diverted.

The Union’s position was that Air Canada must provide long-range crew rest of 18-24 hours after each flight leg in a pairing scheduled under the Collective Agreement’s long-range extension provisions (Articles B14, L18, and L22), including after short-range flight legs later added to the pairing.

Unfortunately, Chief Arbitrator Kaplan dismissed the Union’s grievances.  Click HERE to view the award.  Although such pairings must be scheduled in accordance with the Collective Agreement’s long-range extension provisions, the Chief Arbitrator found that where an Article B5 short-range flight leg is permissibly added to such a pairing, the crew rest on layover following that flight leg is governed by Article B5, which provides for only 10-12 hours of rest.

The Collective Agreement still requires Air Canada to comply with strict scheduling rules for long-range extension pairings under Articles B14, L18, and L22.  Further, the circumstances in which Air Canada can add short-range flights to long-range extension pairings remain limited by the Collective Agreement.  The Union will continue to monitor Air Canada’s practices regarding long-range extension pairings and file further grievances as appropriate.

In Solidarity,

Your Component Grievance Committee

Nomination Results – Component Trustee Vacancy

The nomination period has closed and Ana Selke has been acclaimed to the vacant Component Trustee position, for a 3-year term, beginning on February 1, 2023.

In Solidarity,

Your Component Tabulating Committee