January 28, 2021
Air Canada Probationary members: development on layoff status
As you know the Bargaining Committee last year negotiated a one-year recall for all probationary employees. Many of you have sent emails requesting that the committee negotiate an extension to that year. The company refused to grant an extension; however, they did move the termination date of all employees to June 6, 2021. We have been advised that the employer has adjusted individual records to reflect the new June 6 termination date.
Please note that flight passes are cancelled once an employee has been terminated.
Additionally, we asked the company to identify probationary records on a preferential hiring list that can be actioned when the company starts to rehire from the street. As of yet the company has not responded to this request.
Further information will be communicated as it becomes available.
Your Air Canada Bargaining CommitteeFrances Galambosy, Central Region, Chairperson
Tammy Moore, Atlantic Region
Benoit Lapointe, Eastern Region
Joanne Goulet, Western Region
Steve Murphy, Pacific Region
Leslie Dias, Unifor Director – Airlines Sector