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

Educational Webinar Series

Dear members,
Over the past few months, we’ve incorporated Webinars into our Union’s communication technologies, and we’ve received numerous messages from members highlighting how they enjoyed having access to this medium as a communication tool.
Given how well-received these were, I’ve decided to launch a series of educational webinars going forward. These themed webinars will focus on individual important subjects, and will be accessible to all members, either via live participation, or by watching the archived recording afterwards. There are many subjects that we can present and discuss using this interactive medium, such as our pension plan, Health and Safety, the grievance process, how to check your expenses, PBS bidding, Block rules, and many more.
We’re hosting our first themed Webinar, titled “Bidding and Flying on Reserve”, on Tuesday January ­26th at ­2pm EST. This Webinar is a great opportunity for members on Reserve to familiarize themselves with Reserve rules, learn more about specific issues pertaining to Reserve flying, and hear some tips about bidding on Reserve. We’ll have some special guests on hand to discuss specific items, and help answer your questions after the presentation.
To register for this Webinar, please click on the link below. And if you can’t make it, you’ll be able to review the recording afterwards.

If you’re unfamiliar with this technology, we invite you to review the technical notes below.

Online Webinar – System Requirements
A high-speed internet connection (wired is best, high speed Wifi also works)
A computer using Windows or Mac Operating System (Android or iPad Tablets also supported**)
Audio (integrated speakers or headphones)
A Landline for Conference Call (Cell phones not recommended)
Windows 7 and higher / Mac OSX 10.7 and higher
Newest version of Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Chrome or Safari Web Browser
Most recent version of Adobe Flash player installed:
Turn your browser’s popup blocker off or put in your allowed list
** Attendees may join a meeting using iPad, Android tablet or iPhone using the free AnyMeeting app found in the app store for your mobile device.




Please note that if you can’t connect to the Webinar for technical reasons, you can also participate via the dial-in option. Three local Canadian phone numbers are available (long-distance charges may apply):

YYZ: (437) 886-9122
YVR: (604) 757-3130
YUL: (438) 800-2937
International Dial-In Numbers:
Meeting ID: 4321358
Attendee PIN: 607 2570#

In solidarity,

Michel Cournoyer
President, Air Canada Component of CUPE