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Unacceptable Staff Shortage – Update and Grievance Filed

As a follow-up to our bulletin, sent on Saturday, regarding IFS Management working flights, we are writing to advise that we have filed grievance CHQ-21-15 – Work of the Bargaining Unit. A copy of the grievance form can be accessed by clicking HERE.

The Union alleges that Air Canada has violated the Collective Agreement by assigning managers to do the work of the bargaining unit. In total 13 pairings were operated by managers over the weekend, in addition to pairings operated by our members on special assignment. This all occurred while over 4,500 bargaining unit members remained on layoff status.

The Union will continue to monitor for management assigned pairings, but encourage members to advise their Union immediately if they are assigned onto your flight. In addition, we continue to monitor short-crewing and drafting and will continue to push for further recalls.

Please remember that if you do have a manager onboard, that they are not permitted to perform onboard service. As per Company policy, any adjustments or deviations from service standards must be documented in an onboard service report (eOBR).

In Solidarity,

Wesley Lesosky
President, Air Canada Component of CUPE