President's Message – May 2007

Teplitsky Review Hearing – Reserve (CHQ-06-63)

The Union submitted to Arbitrator Teplitsky that a reserve blockholder who has been released from their reserve duty pursuant to Article B8.11.01, is entitled to voluntary extension (100hrs) in accordance with seniority.

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Insert 1 – Why are the pay rates in the Collective Agreement incorrect?

In April 2003, Air Canada entered into the Company Creditor’s Arrangement Act (CCAA – Bankruptcy Protection) and CUPE was forced to enter into concessionary negotiations with the Company.  Initially, a 3.6% wage reduction and the elimination of night, language, and purser premiums was agreed to and the Collective Agreement was reprinted.  The Union felt that it was important the membe

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