Temporary Crew Hotel: Vancouver (YVR)

Dear Members,

Today the Company advised the Hotel Committee that, due to the ongoing strike taking place at the Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront Hotel in Vancouver (YVR), effective October 4 until further notice, all crew with layovers over 16 hours in Vancouver will be relocated to the following hotel:

The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver
845 Burrard St.
Vancouver, B.C.
Tel.: 604-682-5511

The Company mentioned that many of the regular displacement locations have also been affected and alternate accommodations are being chosen due to the limited availability of rooms that are suitable for crew in Vancouver. During this time, they will continue to manage accommodations in Vancouver on an ongoing basis and will keep us up to date with the most recent information.

Ground transportation instructions remain the same.

The Union would like to reiterate that displacement hotels are sourced through Air Canada and API, and once located and actioned the Union is then notified.  The Union has not been given access to inspect, nor are we given an opportunity to offer concurrence or approval on the selected properties.

We have worked with the company over the last three years to build a “Hotel Backup List” and continually add and remove properties, along with ACPA and Air Canada as needs change. Vancouver is a challenge as many hotels are on strike, and there are limited rooms for the ever-growing demand of the city.

Your Hotel Committee is always available for feedback and we remind you that Crew Care is the best way to share your concerns, comments and compliments to any property, displacement or otherwise.

In Solidarity,

Melinda Allen & Alex Habib
Component Hotel Committee