Candidates for the Upcoming Air Canada Component Elections – 2021

Air Canada Component President

Wesley Lesosky (acclaimed)

Air Canada Component Vice-President

 Theresa Mitchell (acclaimed)

Air Canada Component Secretary-Treasurer

 Alex Habib
Kamal Touffaha

Air Canada Component Trustee

 Marc Roumy (acclaimed)

 

As the campaigning process begins, we ask that everyone click HERE to review the Election Guidelines.  These guidelines pertain not only to the candidates, but to the entire membership.

Also, a reminder to all candidates that your resume must be submitted, electronically, to the Tabulating Committee at tabulating@accomponent.ca, no later than December 1, 2020 at 16:00 EST.

In Solidarity,

Your Component Tabulating Committee

Notice Of Upcoming Air Canada Component Elections – 2021

In accordance with the Air Canada Component Bylaws, anyone wishing to be nominated should adhere to the following information:

B.5 Notice of Component Officer Elections
B.5.1 Beginning in 2019 Component Officer Elections shall be held in January, last a minimum of ten (10) days and close at 12:00 noon EST on the final day of voting. Terms shall be a follows:
(a)     President, Vice-President, and Secretary-Treasurer elections shall be held every two (2) years until 2021. As of 2021 these elections shall be held every three (3) years.
(b)     A Trustee election shall be held every year.

B.6 Nomination Procedures for Component Officer Elections
B.6.1 Members who wish to be nominated for a Component Officer position (Component President, Component Vice-President, Component Secretary-Treasurer, or Component Trustee) shall file nomination papers and a completed Oath of Nomination form, to be received by the Chairperson of the Component Tabulating Committee by November 15th in the calendar year preceding the Component Officer Elections.

B.6.2 A candidate may be nominated for only one (1) Component position and in doing so may only solicit signatures for one intended position.  Candidates shall disclose their full name and intended position clearly on the nomination papers prior to soliciting signatures.

B.6.3 Nomination forms, as provided by the Component Tabulating Committee, must have at least fifty (50) signatures from eligible voters on the Membership List.

* IMPORTANT: Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic, and on an exceptional basis, the Component Tabulating Committee will accept electronic signatures on nomination forms for the 2021 Component Election.  An electronic signature must be the member’s actual signature and not simply the member’s name typed onto the nomination form. This will allow for members not actively in the workplace to nominate a candidate for a Component position. The nomination form must be filled out in its entirety by the candidate, signed off and dated prior to scanning for electronically received signatures. We are doing this to ensure all members have an opportunity to run, as well as ensure all members have an opportunity to collect signatures, with the COVID pandemic in place, many of you are not able to access your work sites or Union offices due to not having a RAIC.

B.6.4 The Oath of Nomination form (Appendix “F”) must be completed in its entirety in order to be accepted by the Tabulating Committee.

NOTE:  For interested candidates, a complete instruction package with nomination sheets will be available on the Air Canada Component website www.accomponent.ca, as well as by request from your Local office, or by clicking HERE. It is recommended that you read the complete instruction package.

DEADLINE:  Completed Nomination Sheets and the Oath of Nomination must be received no later than, November 15, 2020, at 16:00 EST at the following address:

AIR CANADA COMPONENT TABULATING COMMITTEE
25 BELFIELD ROAD
ETOBICOKE, ONTARIO
M9W 1E8

Nomination Sheets and the Path of Nomination received after November 15, 2020 at 16:00 EST will NOT be accepted. The Tabulating Committee recommends sending your documentation by registered mail to ensure timely delivery and receipt.

In Solidarity,

Your Component Tabulating Committee

REFERENDUM VOTE – RESULTS

The voting has closed for the 2020 Referendum on Union dues and the results are as follows:

Referendum Question:
Due to the exceptional financial impact COVID-19 is having on our membership, do you agree with a temporary reduction in Union Dues to 0.5% of gross income for the April 2020 and May 2020 block months?  YES

If you participated in this vote, you were issued an anonymous voting receipt code (accessible only online). The results & breakdown will be published to the Air Canada Component of CUPE voting website https://accomponent.simplyvoting.com for viewing, and a spreadsheet of vote data will be made available for download to track your receipt.

We thank all of the members who exercised their right to vote.

In Solidarity,

Your Component Tabulating Committee

REFERENDUM VOTE – VOTING OPENED TODAY

Voting in the Referendum on Union Dues began today at 9:00am EDT and will close at 4:00 pm EDT on May 10, 2020.

Referendum Question:
Due to the exceptional financial impact COVID-19 is having on our membership, do you agree with a temporary reduction in Union Dues to 0.5% of gross income for the April 2020 and May 2020 block months?
YES or NO

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.

Voting website: https://accomponent.simplyvoting.com

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. 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 EDT), however, please allow us 1 business day to respond.

In Solidarity,

Your Component Tabulating Committee

Notice: Referendum Vote

As per section B.12.5 of the Air Canada Component of CUPE Bylaws, we are providing you with seven (7) days’ notice that a Referendum vote will be taking place.  The Referendum vote will begin on Friday, May 1, 2020 at 9:00am (EDT), and will close on Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 4:00pm (EDT).

Referendum Question:
Due to the exceptional financial impact COVID-19 is having on our membership, do you agree with a temporary reduction in Union Dues to 0.5% of gross income for the April 2020 and May 2020 block months?
YES or NO

Voting Procedures:
Voting will open on Friday, May 1, 2020, at 9:00am (EDT), and will close on Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 4:00pm (EDT).

IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: You will receive 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 will be e-mailed to you on the morning of the first day of voting.

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.

Voting website: https://accomponent.simplyvoting.com

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. 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 EDT), however, please allow us 1 business day to respond.

In Solidarity,

Your Component Tabulating Committee