As you know, the Union made a formal complaint to the Human Rights Commission in March 2018. The complaint detailed the systemic culture of harassment and discrimination that our members faced in their work at Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge.
We have been notified that the Commission will not deal with the complaint, given that the parties have a grievance procedure, through which the matter ought to proceed. The Commission has advised that “if not all of the human rights issues raised in [the] complaint have been addressed, [the Union] may request the Commission to consider its complaint.”
The Union disagrees with the Commission’s decision. We have discussed this extensively with internal and external counsel, as well as CUPE National, and we are appealing this decision.
We want you to know that the Union is here for you. We will keep you informed.