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

Coronavirus Update 15

We want you to know that as this pandemic unfolds there should be no shame or fear of reaching out for support if you fall ill and are diagnosed with COVID-19. Nor should there be if a family member is.

Please know that in a recent shift, the Union has NOT been advised of specific member details regarding recent confirmed cases. While we sort this out, please don’t be shy to reach out and let us know your situation so that we may assist in any way we can.

While it is understandable that our members may be referred to their provincial health hotlines and requested to visit special clinics if they are exhibiting symptoms of illness associated with COVID-19, the Union is very concerned by reports from healthy non-symptomatic members that they are being denied regular routine medical (including dental) services purely based on their profession as cabin crew.

We need your assistance IMMEDIATELY in order to address this issue with the relevant authorities and professional associations.

If you have been denied medical (including dental) services specifically because you are cabin crew, and you are not high risk (in self-isolation due to contact with someone who has COVID-19 or showing symptoms of illness) please email us at with the following:

– Any specifics about the incident that you feel comfortable providing. We will respect your privacy.
– The date, name of the facility, city and province.

In Solidarity,

Wesley Lesosky
President, Air Canada Component of CUPE