Mise à jour du grief - CHQ-19-54 - Abus des droits de la direction (SPP et assignation linguistique)

Le syndicat a déposé un grief en 2019 en raison du fait qu'Air Canada n'a pas respecté l'intention du SPP en ce qui concerne les droits d'ancienneté par rapport aux personnes ayant des langues. (Cliquez ICI pour voir le formulaire de grief)

Le grief a été soumis à l'arbitrage le 28 septembre 2022 devant l'arbitre Flaherty.  Nous sommes heureux de vous informer que le 7 novembre 2022, l'arbitre Flaherty a rendu sa sentence qui a accueilli le grief.   Sa décision ne prévoit aucune réparation et elle renvoie la question de la réparation aux parties.  Un extrait de sa décision est inclus ci-dessous.  (Cliquez ICI pour voir la décision complète)

“The grievance is allowed. For the reasons provided, I find that determining route language requirements is within the Company’s management rights. There is no basis to conclude that it has exercised these management rights unreasonably. However, in assigning up to 40% of positions to route language-qualified crew, the Company must respect those employees’ seniority rights. Rather than imposing language coverage awards on the most junior qualified crew member as required by article B4.02.02.04 of the collective agreement, the PBS imposes these awards on block holders, who tend to be the more senior employees. The Company has violated the collective agreement by failing to properly consider seniority in assigning language coverage awards.

In the circumstances, it is appropriate to remit the issue of remedy to the parties. I remain seized in the event the parties are unable to resolve the remedial issues. The fact that it may be difficult to find a software solution should not prevent the parties from exploring this and other solutions, nor does not absolve the Company from its obligation to comply with the collective agreement.”

Solidairement,

Wesley Lesosky
Président, Composante d’Air Canada du SCFP