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

OBSM Program & Preferential Treatment

The Union has filed Policy Grievance, CHQ-19-53 (Click HERE to view).

This Policy Grievance is regarding the Company’s preferential and divisive treatment of certain employees through the administration of the On Board Service Manager (OBSM) program.  The grievance is classified as interference with the administration of the Union and the representation of employees.  The Union is always proud to see our members shine, but we believe that providing preferential treatment does much more harm than good.

This preferential treatment also includes what we perceive to be a worrisome precedent through which our members are given points or non-payroll compensation for performing work.  The Union is steadfast in its view that our members ought to be paid for their work. Overall, these practices are acting to create division within our ranks.  We believe that we are stronger together.

In Solidarity,

Wesley Lesosky
President, Air Canada Component of CUPE