days until our Collective Agreement expires, we are preparing, we are united and we will make change.

Mitigation Awards & Layoff Notices

The Company has completed the mitigation award and results will be going out shortly. Please check your Air Canada emails. The Company had hoped to finalize the award yesterday, but once reviewed with the Union there were some concerns of members being denied 6-month Special Leaves and 4-month RBPs. Thankfully, the Company agreed on a without prejudice or precedent basis to adjust the award and all members eligible to be active for June 2020 were awarded mitigation if they bid for them.

Here are the final numbers:

Resignation 5 Mainline, 5 Rouge
Retirements 73 Mainline, 0 Rouge
4-month RBP 304 Mainline *
6-month SLOA 276 Mainline *
12-month SLOA 42 Mainline *
18-month SLOA 18 Mainline *
24-month SLOA 35 Mainline *

*The above noted are not applicable to Rouge as there is no flying awarded at this seniority level.

Following the Mitigation Program, the resulting surplus was 4,600 Active Mainline Members and 1,355 Active Rouge Members. Layoff Notices will be sent to your Air Canada email.  We will be in touch early next week with more information on the layoff provisions and recall processes found in the Collective Agreement.

For those of you awarded an RBP, please be mindful that bidding closes tomorrow morning, May 30, 2020, so you may wish to adjust your bid based on your reduced blocking window.

We know that this news is going to have a profound impact on the lives of each of you. There may be a tendency to feel alone and unsupported. We want you to remember that your Union is almost 10,000 strong and we will continue to be here for you.  We will get through this together and will emerge from this crisis wiser, determined, and focused.  We are continually available, never hesitate to reach out if you are in need.

In solidarity,

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