Staying In Touch When You Need Us The Most

As part of our promise to increase open communication to our members we are proud to introduce the first Air Canada Component App and Instagram page!

We want to hear from you.  If you have any suggestions to make the app more user friendly or if there is information that you would like to see added please let us know. Send an email to contact@accomponent.ca and we will make sure to review your suggestions.

We are consistently updating our information to help you stay abreast of legal proceedings, arbitrations, block rules, reserve rules, disability claims and the many grievances that wind their way through the process daily. Of special note is the Contact and Resource section. Our members have built up their power through official reporting to the union this term in unprecedented numbers and we are very happy to work for you. Everything you report gives us the ability to make positive change. The launch of the app along with our website will give you even more tools.

You can download the app here:
IOS downloadhttps://apps.apple.com/us/app/ac-component/id1485889758
Android downloadhttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ca.unionmarketing.accomponent

Your login information for our new mobile app is the same as your login for the Air Canada Component website, which can be found at www.accomponent.ca.  If you have not signed in to the website since we updated it in 2019 you will need a password, which can be obtained by clicking on the “Forgot Your Password” link at the bottom of the website’s sign in section.

We recommend that you allow push notifications to enhance your use of the app and to ensure that you are always up to date.

The Instagram account is aircanadacomponent. We want the Instagram page to be a fun place where you can share the world with your colleagues! Send us your pictures of amazing places to eat, shop, and explore, showcasing incredible crews doing what they love. Stay tuned and maybe you will discover a new and exciting place to bid or to go on vacation.

On behalf of the Component Executive, we would like to thank the membership for your continued support and positive feedback. We feel privileged to represent our members and want to do all we can to continue to build our solidarity. Our strength lies in continued communication and collaboration and we believe that 2020 is the year that we will collectively accomplish our goals and have a strong and unified membership.

In solidarity,

Traumatic Events

With the unfortunate accident in Iran that has impacted many communities, families and flight attendants across the world, we wanted to take the time to let you know we’re here to support you.

Many of our members are from all over the world, including the Middle East.  We should embrace our differences and understand the impact that this has on each of us as individuals.  Working in the airline industry has daily challenges, and sometimes even emotional ones.  These events took the lives of many Iranian Canadians and Canadians alike.

To help, we have linked some suggestions on how to cope after a traumatic event, Click Here.

Please reach out anytime, we are always here,

Wesley Lesosky
President
Air Canada Component of CUPE
w.lesosky@accomponent.ca
Mary Keough
Chairperson
Air Canada Component EAP Committee
eap@accomponent.ca

As A Matter Of Fact – Tip Of The Week – Why Unions Matter

There are times when some may ask themselves what does my Union do and why does it even matter. What am I getting for my Union dues? The reality is that Unions matter very much.  In the past present and future your Union has fought and will fight for good salaries, pensions, and health care benefits to name just a few.  This gives everyone the economic security to live out their life’s dreams, to send kids to college or university, to invest in their communities and to have a secure retirement. Having a Union assures you of a voice and a seat at the table. In the absence of Unions, the world would be ruled by Corporations and they would continue to weaken the gains that have been made and they would do so unchecked. We encourage you to drop in and see your Union representatives to really see what they do and to create a personal connection. In the end, the Union is only as strong as the support it is given.

Happy New Year!

January usually brings with it a resolution to do, think or be better in some way. This is true for a commitment to health and wellness in the form of a diet and gym pass, or a promise to yourself to break a bad habit.

The Union and your Component Executive are no different. Our resolution is to keep building on the relationship with our members with continued mutual respect, hard work and communication.

We look forward to working in 2020 both for you and with you, and we hope that it is collectively a year of great successes.

Happy New Year!

Happy Holidays!

We want to take the time this holiday season to let you know that what you do matters. The personal sacrifices that each and every one of our members makes during the holiday season should not go unnoticed.  All of the times that you are away from family and take time from your lives to get travellers safely from one place to another to be with their loved ones is meaningful but difficult work.  While everyone else is with their family and friends it is our members who are getting them there.

We want you to know that we are all here for you. If you have concerns or questions we encourage you to reach out to your local officers who are knowledgeable and can give you advice and guidance. You can find their contact information HERE.

If you have an urgent issue that requires immediate assistance you can reach out to our 24/7 email at 247@accomponent.ca.

Wherever your travels may take you this holiday season, we want to wish you all the very best during this joyous time of year.

In solidarity,