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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.
CAW Local 2002, representing 3800 Air Canada airport and office workers across the country, will be in a legal strike position at midnight on June 13th. Air Canada is tabling demands that would see the pension plan cut by over 40% and the introduction of a two-tier pension system, as well as numerous other concessions.
Rallies and demonstrations of solidarity have been held in airports across the country – and more are planned – but as of yet, CAW has not requested that the labour movement stop flying with Air Canada.
For more information, contact your PSAC regional office, or visit www.caw2002tca.ca. We will post more information and updates on the situation as it becomes available.
Following six (6) days of respectful negotiations with the Employer a tentative settlement was reached on May 21st. The ratification meeting is scheduled for Thursday May 28th in the Firehall. Download the complete ratification kit here (pdf).
In Solidarity, UCTE 20209 Negotiating Team
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