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Special Assignments and Statutory Holiday Entitlements (Articles 8.03, L5)

Dear Mainline Members,

Air Canada has been determining the entitlement to statutory holidays of those on special assignment based on an incorrect application of the Collective Agreement. Air Canada is stating that members on special assignment are considered to be “off the payroll” and allegedly disentitled to statutory holidays, contrary to the Collective Agreement and the Canada Labour Code. Furthermore, Air Canada is improperly clawing back what they believe to be overpaid statutory holidays.

The Union has filed a policy grievance. Click HERE to view the grievance form.

If you have been affected by this matter, we ask that you send an email to, and ensure to include the grievance number CHQ-24-32 in the subject line.

In Solidarity,

Wesley Lesosky
President, Air Canada Component of CUPE