As of June 13th, negotiations between the Canadian Auto Workers Local 2002, representing sales and service agents at airports and reservation offices, and Air Canada are ongoing. The possibility of a strike at airports across Canada is high.
CAW members remain committed to achieving a fair and equitable settlement from Air Canada. This employer is asking for major concessions that cut deep into workers’ pay, benefits, pensions and job security.
If you face a CAW picket line at your workplace, you should take the following steps
- Ask to speak to the picket captain. Identify yourself and that you work at the airport. Find out what the major issues are.
- Ask for a management representative from your workplace to escort you through the picket line.
- Volunteer your support to CAW. Join CAW members on the picket line before and/or after work, make a donation to the Local strike or coffee fund.
What you can do to support CAW members if you do not work at an airport
- In the event of a labour dispute, CAW is asking supporters to refrain from using Air Canada and its regional airlines. If you are flying you may wish to cancel scheduled flights or switch your ticket to an alternate carrier.
- Air Canada has advised customers they will not charge the usual fees for making these changes. You should verify this at the time of making these changes.
- Join CAW members on the picket lines or at Solidarity rallies.
- Encourage your Local to make donations to the CAW strike fund and/or send a message of support to CAW Local.
For more information, visit www.caw2002tca.ca or contact your Regional Office.
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