days until our Collective Agreement expires, we are preparing, we are united and we will make change.

Committee Appointments – Air Canada Component of CUPE

Your Component Officers are pleased to announce the following appointments to our Component Committees:

Robert Hatfield – Component Crew Rest Committee Chairperson

Karen Pritchard & Jimi Harton – Central Site Representatives

Carmela Iermieri – Component Grievance Committee Chairperson

Dionne Solomon & Kirk Horsman – Component Grievance Committee Members

Jordan Braystone – Component Health and Safety Committee Chairperson

Nicola Schnell – Component Health and Safety Committee Vice Chairperson

Marc Roumy – Component Pension Committee Chairperson

Caroline Lozeau Gelinas, Henly Larden & Alex Habib – Component Pension Committee Members

Melinda Allen & Alex Habib – Component Hotel Committee Chairperson

Mary Mulholland – Component Preferential Bidding System Co-Chairperson

Jesse Matthews – Component Reserve Committee Chairperson

Michel Foures-Wilson – Component Tabulating Committee Member

Philippe Rousseau & Jennifer Agmon – Component Uniform Committee Co-Chairperson

Patricia Eberley – Wage Indemnity Program Board of Trust Chairperson

Jimi Harton,  Mary Rita Dunning, Silvana DeSantis, & Antonius Lam – Wage Indemnity Program (WIP) Board of Trust Trustees
We are very grateful for the work and the dedication of all members who take on these important roles within their Union. They are the backbone in the running of our Component and are a crucial element to our success. We offer our sincere thanks and appreciation and look forward to our accomplishments into 2023 and beyond.

The Union is currently seeking members who would have an interest in joining the following committees at the Component level:

Benefit Committee
Your Component Benefit Committee works through various benefit related inquiries and assists the membership in understanding their benefit entitlements.  It also is a liaison with the local offices to assist them with their benefit’s related matters.  For more information please do not hesitate to reach out to us at

Bilingual Committee
Your Component Bilingual Committee is tasked with ensuring that Canada’s official languages act is upheld by the employer and that bilingual issues affecting the members are addressed. For more information please do not hesitate to reach out to us at
Bylaw Review Committee

Your Component Bylaw Review Committee reviews the Component Bylaws and presents Bylaw amendments and/or additions to the Component Executive, which will make final recommendations to be adopted by a Membership referendum vote. For more information please do not hesitate to reach out to us at
Diversity Committee

Our Component Diversity Committee is an important part of our overall goal of integrating membership initiatives and fostering a diverse and inclusive environment for all our members. The committee will also advocate for our marginalized members in the workplace and manage issues related to discrimination and challenges associated with ethnic or racial bias. For more information please do not hesitate to reach out to us at

Education Committee
The Component Education Committee is a committee that we feel is important and will be so valuable as we move closer to full collective bargaining in 2025. Education and knowledge are a relevant part of solidifying a solid base of knowledge amongst the membership. Sharing this information amongst ourselves is also a grass roots approach to taking back our power in collective bargaining. For more information please do not hesitate to reach out to us at
New Aircraft Committee

Participate with the Company in obtaining information from the manufacturer on overall and specific galley design, assess safety of design and equipment and give a written report of your findings, with your recommendations, to the Component President. For more information please do not hesitate to reach out to us at
Rouge Pension Committee

The Pension Committee is a joint Committee with the Company and is responsible to ensure the financial and administrative operations of the pension plan is in accordance with the provisions of the pension plan. We currently have a vacancy on the pension plan specific to members enrolled in the Rouge Pension Plan, which is anyone who’s original hiring company is at Air Canada Rouge. This includes members who have transferred to Mainline.  For more information please do not hesitate to reach out to us at
Women’s Committee

Your Component Women’s Committee does the very valuable work of increasing the participation of women in the Union at all levels and educating them about Women’s issues and rights. This also includes corresponding with members who have questions about maternity, breastfeeding, and many other women’s issues. For more information please do not hesitate to reach out to us at

If you have an interest in chairing any of these committees and/or being a committee member, we encourage you to reach out to Component President Wesley Lesosky at

In solidarity,