CUPE Equality Statement
Union solidarity is based on the principle that union members are equal and deserve mutual respect at all levels. Any behaviour that creates conflict prevents us from working together to strengthen our union.
As unionists, mutual respect, cooperation and understanding are our goals. We should neither condone nor tolerate behaviour that undermines the dignity or self-esteem of any individual or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment.
Discriminatory speech or conduct which is racist, sexist, transphobic or homophobic hurts and thereby divides us. So too, does discrimination on the basis of ability, age, class, religion and ethnic origin.
Sometimes discrimination takes the form of harassment. Harassment means using real or perceived power to abuse, devalue or humiliate. Harassment should not be treated as a joke. The uneasiness and resentment that it creates are not feelings that help us grow as a union.
Discrimination and harassment focus on characteristics that make us different; and they reduce our capacity to work together on shared concerns such as decent wages, safe working conditions, and justice in the workplace, society and in our union.
CUPE’s policies and practices must reflect our commitment to equality. Members, staff and elected officers must be mindful that all sisters and brothers deserve dignity, equality and respect.
This committee has been created to expedite the grievance process and ensure that all grievances are addressed in a fair and timely fashion. The grievance procedure is to establish a mutually agreed upon method for resolving disputes arising over the interpretation or application of particular clauses in our Collective Agreement and/or Air Canada policy. For questions about grievances, please contact your representative or committee chairperson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Health and Safety
The Health and Safety of our members is a priority and our committee representatives are available to hear and address your concerns. The H&S committee works to ensure that all legislative requirements contained in Part II of the Canada Labour Code, the Aviation Occupational Safety and Health regulations (AOSH), the Canada Occupational Safety and Health (COSH) regulations, as well as other relevant Flight Attendant related legislation such as the CARS are upheld and implemented by the Employer system wide. For questions or concerns, please contact your Local H&S office at 604-276-4625 or 604-276-4620
Note: For emergency issues, i.e. right to refuse dangerous work, please contact a Local VP at 604-295-4259 or after office hours emergency line at 1-866-758-3037 so that an OHS representative can assist you.
Rae Cheng ( email@example.com )
Hotel and Transportation
Problems with your layover hotel? Not getting the proper allowance on your pairing? We are here to assist! For any issues related to safety and comfort are addressed by our component committee.
Melinda Allen ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
If you have any concerns or questions on layover hotels, please fill out “Hotel and Crew Transportation Report” the in AC’s GLOBE portal (click link “Crew Care” under Crew Scheduling and Planning). A copy will be automatically forwarded to the CUPE Hotel Committee.
Your blocking committee representatives watch over our Preferential Bidding System (PBS) and provide bidding assistance. The goal of the PBS Committee is to ensure the system is reliable and that our members have all relevant information and skills required to utilize PBS to the best benefit of their seniority. For all queries regarding pairings, PBS block awards and contesting, please send an e-mail to the blocking committee.
Cindy Bell ( email@example.com )
The purpose and objective of the pension committee is to advocate, educate and communicate pension matters that are important to you. For any pension questions please contact Ross Nichol at firstname.lastname@example.org
The reserve conditions both in the Collective Agreement and at our base need special attention and this committee has been created to focus on these important issues. The reserve committee is an invaluable too in the preservation of reserve rights under the CA, as well as provides reserve members with a voice.
Jesse Matthews ( email@example.com )
The Component Tabulating Committee is comprised of a Component Tabulating Chairperson, and Local Tabulating representatives from each base. The tabulating committee abides by the Component By-laws to oversee elections, ratification votes etc. It prepares information and bulletins to help aid in the voting process. It also deals with any appeals that may arise after an election.
Anuschka Elkei ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Crew Rest Committee
For questions or concerns about Crew Rest, please contact your representative or committee chairperson
Jill Hong (email@example.com )
Your reps will see that our new uniform meets our standards of comfort, safety and style. In coordination with our Component Uniform Committee, our mandate is to monitor and address with the Company all issues surrounding Flight Attendant’s uniform. In addition, health and safety issues related to the uniform will be identified and handled cooperatively with the Union’s Health and Safety Representatives for appropriate action.
For questions or concerns, please contact your representative or committee chairperson.
Have you been injured on duty? Well you have come to the right place! The WSIB Committee will help you get through the process.
WCB YVR Representative:
Component Committee Chairperson:
Tamara Di Maddalena
We are a predominantly female workforce and this committee works on issues of special concern for women and the broader community.
Contact Carolyn Bugnon at ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Your Union Executive consists of eight members, who have been elected into their role by the membership. The Union leadership is dedicated to providing our membership with an effective and united voice so that our employer, our governments and our passengers can confidently acknowledge out members as safety professionals.
Wesley Lesosky email@example.com
Component Vice- President:
Theresa Mitchell firstname.lastname@example.org
Component Secretary Treasurer:
Alex Habib email@example.com
Local 4091 President (YUL):
Guillaume Leduc ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Local 4092 President (YYZ):
Denis Montpetit ( email@example.com )
Local 4094 President (YVR):
Carolyn Bugnon ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Local 4095 President (YYC):
Kim Wentzell ( email@example.com )
Local 4098 President (Rouge):
Robyn Jenkins ( firstname.lastname@example.org )