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

Cost of Living Adjustment

Today, we can see and better understand the many layers of challenges the pandemic introduced to us. The COVID-19 virus spread worldwide without acknowledging borders. It impacted all industries, all sectors, and all aspects of our lives with devastating economic and financial losses.

Due to the close quarters of our workplace, we found ourselves helping to calm and reassure nervous travellers while fearing for our own health, and the health of our loved ones. As the pandemic dragged on, we were then faced with the additional stress of losing working hours and financial stability.

Last week, information was shared regarding the grievance outcome of the cost-of-living adjustment. It was not well received.

We would like to remind you that your Employee Assistance Program is here to help.

* Homewood Health, your crisis management program, is available 24/7 and ready to answer your call. As cabin crew, you can access expert support with an adviser specializing in financial coaching.

This confidential service is offered to you at no cost. All you need to do is call.

Here is the information:

* You also have access to Life Smart Coaching from Pathfinder; an online platform accessible via:

The account name: Air Canada
The invitation code: ACC481

* With Air Canada’s Unlock the Best in You, under the UBY portal, you can survey a multitude of financial reading resources.

* No more debt, a non-profit organization found nation-wide, offers to review with you, your present financial situation. Furthermore they can also assist you with finding possible solutions. These services are available to everyone in many languages and it is completely free!

You can simply call 1-877-389-0297

Please do not hesitate to reach out to one of your EAP coordinators with any questions.

In Solidarity,

Vanessa Beaudoin-Grégoire
Chair, Component EAP Committee