We wanted to update you on the recent petition we commenced in regard to the Unpaid work our members put in while working. We have amassed 17,012 signatures, and the petition is now closed.
Each and every one of you should be extremely proud of this amazing accomplishment. This is a solid signal to the Government that the Code needs to be followed, and we need to start being paid while at work.
As noted in the press release attached, once the House of Commons resumes sitting after the summer break, Mr. Bachrach will be able to formally table the petition in the House, after which the federal government will have 45 days to formally respond.
We look forward to this response, and as always, will keep you posted as we work through this process.
President, Air Canada Component of CUPE