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Labour Day – September 4, 2023

Dear Air Canada Component Members,

In our ever-evolving journey to secure fair pay, proper rest, and the respect we deserve from our employer and the traveling public, we stand united as the voice of nearly 10,000 dedicated flight attendants at Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge. Our commitment to safety, security, and ensuring the well-being of our passengers remains unwavering.

A Legacy of Dedication: The History of Flight Attendant Unions in Canada
The history of flight attendant unions in Canada is both long and fascinating. From the early days of aviation to the present, flight attendants have consistently advocated for their rights and the betterment of working conditions. We acknowledge the hard-fought battles of our predecessors, whose determination paved the way for the rights and protections we enjoy today.

Safety First: Our Core Priority
At the heart of our mission is the safety and security of our passengers. We take immense pride in our role as aviation professionals, ensuring that every flight reaches its destination safely. As CUPE Air Canada Component members, we embody the spirit of dedication and responsibility that defines our profession.

Honoring Our Global Colleagues and Aviation Workers
We extend our utmost respect and admiration to flight attendants and aviation workers worldwide. The challenges and demands of our profession are universal, and we stand in solidarity with our colleagues across the globe.

Labour Day: A Time to Reflect and Celebrate
As Labour Day approaches, it is essential to recognize the significance of this day in Canada. It serves as a tribute to the sacrifices and relentless efforts of generations past who fought for workers’ rights and created the labor movement. Labour unions have played a pivotal role in securing improved working conditions, fair wages, and a dignified work-life balance for all.

On this Labor Day, let us pay homage to the rich legacy of the labor movement and renew our commitment to advancing the interests of flight attendants at Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge and around the globe. Together, we are a powerful force for change.

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