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CHQ-Rouge-19-78 – Interference with Union Representation Rights

Dear Rouge members,

The Union has filed Policy Grievance, CHQ-​Rouge-19-78 (Click HERE to view).

This Policy Grievance is a response to the Company’s preferential treatment of certain employees by providing Shine Points and other forms of compensation outside of the Collective Agreement. The grievance is classified as interference with the administration of the Union and the representation of employees. The Union is always proud to see our members shine, but we believe that arbitrary preferential treatment does more harm than good.

Of particular concern is the Company’s practice of awarding members points for perfect attendance. As we know, good health is its own reward. In our work as flight attendants, we experience frequent challenges to our physical and mental health. The Union knows how hard our members work to ensure they are fit for duty and always at their best.

As you know, employers cannot discriminate against workers based on a number of grounds, including health-related disabilities. With this in mind, it is with profound disappointment that the Union learned of the Company’s special treatment for our members who have been lucky enough to have perfect health.

The Union is steadfast in its view that our members ought to be paid for their work. Overall, these practices are acting to create division within our ranks and are discriminatory. We believe that we are stronger together.

If you have been awarded Shine Points for performing your duties, please let your Union know.

In Solidarity,

Wesley Lesosky
President, Air Canada Component of CUPE