Coronavirus Update 8

Over the weekend the Union was made aware that there is a new announcement that is to be made to all inbound passengers.  This announcement is applicable to passengers and crew:

“Good [morning/afternoon/evening]
Upon arrival, the Government of Canada requires you to disclose your recent travel history and any possible symptoms, including fever, coughing, vomiting, sore throat or difficulty breathing, to a Border Services Officer when prompted. If you, or someone who you’ve come into contact with, has travelled to China in the past 14 days, you may be required to undergo secondary inspection prior to immigration clearance. Thank you.”

Please note, If any crew members have visited mainland China in the last 14 days and are sick or display flu like symptoms, they should contact crew scheduling to disclose this information and follow book-off procedures.  It is equally important to note that some countries are requesting their announcement, we would recommend you to refer to the Globe package as changes could arise at anytime.

This is applicable to both Mainline and Rouge, and if there are any concerns with the above, please do not hesitate to reach out to your Union office.

In Solidarity,

Wesley Lesosky
President, Air Canada Component of CUPE