The Union filed a grievance alleging that Air Canada Rouge failed to adhere to Safety and Security Protocols by requiring members to pick up “Magical Moment” bags in the crew room and transport them through security and customs for delivery to passengers aboard the aircraft.
Last week, with the assistance of Arbitrator Bill Kaplan, the Company and Union agreed that members are not required to pick up and transport these bags. Put another way, if you are asked to do so by the Company, you may decline. You cannot be disciplined or punished in any way for exercising your right to decline – this guarantee is written in the settlement document. Click HERE to read the full settlement.
Please keep in mind that if you are asked, and wish to decline, you must make your decision known to the employer as soon as possible.