Letter to Scott Morey, VP Labour Relations, Air Canada

April 18, 2011

Mr. Scott Morey

Vice President –Labour Relations
Air Canada
Air Canada Centre 1263
P.O. Box 14000, Station Airport
Dorval, Quebec H4Y 1H4

Subject: Maintenance of Activities – Section 87.4, Canada Labour Code – TMOS, Finance and Clerical Bargaining Units

Dear Mr. Morey:

Maintenance of Activities

87.4 (1) During a strike or lockout not prohibited by this Part, the employer, the trade union and the employees in the bargaining unit must continue the supply of services, operation of facilities or production of goods to the extent necessary to prevent an immediate and serious danger to the safety or health of the public.

On behalf of Transportation District 140 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW), I hereby confirm that none of our members in any job classification supply an essential service as defined under Section 87.4 of the Canada Labour Code:


(2) An employer or a trade union may, no later than fifteen days after notice to bargain collectively has been given, give notice to the other party specifying the supply of services, operation of facilities or production of goods that, in its opinion, must be continued in the event of a strike or a lockout in order to comply with subsection (1) and the approximate number of employees in the bargaining unit that, in its opinion, would be required for that purpose.

Notices to bargain for the three bargaining units represented by the IAMAW were sent out on March 21, 2011. We have not received notice regarding the Maintenance of Activities within the required 15-day period. We therefore consider this matter closed.


Chuck Atkinson
President and Directing General Chairperson
Transportation District 140, IAMAW


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