The Canada Labour Code states:
General duty of employer
124 Every employer shall ensure that the health and safety at work of every person employed by the employer is protected.
A work refusal occurred on December 27, 2021 regarding onboard service levels which was investigated by Transport Canada.
On the 4th of January, the employer received a direction from TC as a result. It noted that the company had failed to fulfill its general duty under section 124. The company has been granted an extension until the 10th of January to cease non-compliance and until the 14th to provide a detailed response of how it intends to comply. The company also has 30 days to file an appeal with the Canada Industrial Relations Board.
The full direction is posted and can be viewed by any employee on the health and safety board in each crew centre.
Your health and safety committee continues to work with the employer, particularly in light of this development to address the concerns reported by members. Further updates will be communicated when there is news.