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CHQ-rouge-18-48 (Reduction in Health Benefits)

In 2018, Air Canada made reductions to the benefit levels available to Rouge cabin personnel for:

  • chiropractors, massage therapists, naturopaths, osteopaths, and podiatrists;
  • orthopaedic shoes;
  • compression hose; and
  • custom orthotics.

The Union filed a grievance challenging these reductions on September 11, 2018.

The Union and Air Canada arbitrated the grievance before Arbitrator Eli Gedalof on February 26, 2024.

Arbitrator Gedalof issued a decision on June 25, 2024 allowing the grievance. He accepted the Union’s position that the Collective Agreement requires Air Canada to provide Rouge cabin personnel with at least the benefit levels put in place in 2013 following an interest arbitration award that awarded Air Canada’s proposal for those benefit levels.

You can download a complete copy of Arbitrator Gedalof’s award HERE.

The Union will work with Air Canada to implement the decision and ensure that benefit levels meet at least the required minimums.

The Union will provide a further update in the coming weeks.

In solidarity,

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