District Bulletin #43 -TMOS AND AVEOS BARGAINING COMMITTEES

TO ALL IAMAW MEMBERS WORKING AT AIR CANADA
TMOS AND AVEOS BARGAINING COMMITTEES

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

On June 9, 2011, a meeting was held in Toronto with General Vice-President Dave Ritchie, District 140 General Chairpersons and Air Canada Local Lodge Presidents or their designate from across the country to discuss several issues that required immediate attention.

On the agenda were the Air Canada TMOS Bargaining Committee, the Aveos Bargaining Committee, the structure of each committee and the election process to fill vacant positions.

After an extensive discussion, the following consensus was reached:

As previously agreed to when we reach the point where we have separate seniority lists for Air Canada and Aveos employees, we could then begin the election/appointment process to fill the respective bargaining committees.

The TMOS committee has a total of 11 members: L.L. 1763 – 1 member, L.L. 1751 – 2 members, L.L. 2323 – 4 members,
L.L. 714 – 1 member, L.L. 1681 – 1 member, L.L. 764 – 2 members.

The Aveos committee has a total of 7 members: L.L. 1763 – 0 members, L.L. 1751 – 3 members, L.L. 2323 – 1 member,
L.L. 714 – 1 member, L.L. 1681 – 1 member, L.L. 764 – 1 member.

The business of the TMOS committee will proceed when a full complement has been reached as follows:

• Negotiations representatives from the Technical Operations group and the Customer Service group will deal with their specific issues at a table as sub-committees of the TMOS committee.

• A General Chairperson from the Technical Operations group will chair the Technical Operations sub-committee and a General Chairperson from the Customer Service group will chair the Customer Service sub-committee.

• Wages, benefits and all common issues will be dealt with by the combined committee at the main table.

• The final tentative agreement will be subject to ratification of the entire TMOS bargaining unit.

• Members who are designated to move to another position/location will exercise their voting rights at the location they are physically in at the time of the vote.

• The timetable to pursue bargaining with either bargaining committee will be published as soon as it is ready.

In addition to the above, General Vice-President Ritchie updated us on the possibility of an appeal to the Superior Court’s decision on the Air Canada Public Participation Act decision. At this time, our legal team is conducting a review to determine whether there are grounds to appeal this decision. If so, it would go to an appellate court and be heard by a panel of three judges with only legal arguments from the parties and without any witnesses present or cross-examined. We would require the courts’ approval for leave to appeal this decision, i.e., either or both the Supreme Court and the appellate court may have the discretion to grant or refuse our demand to appeal the Superior Court’s decision.

Further information will be made available as soon as a decision is made.

In solidarity,

Chuck Atkinson
President and Directing General Chairperson

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BULLETIN NO. 043 – ISSUED JUNE 10, 2011

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