District Bulletin #51 -AIR CANADA – TMOS AND CLERICAL

TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE IAMAW
AIR CANADA – TMOS AND CLERICAL

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

On June 20 and 21 in Winnipeg, your Transition Committee met with both Air Canada and Aveos.

During this meeting, we requested the following information from the two companies:

1. Their definition of secondment and their intentions in regards to this issue.
2. The dates of employee movement.

We had also supplied the companies with a list of 64 items. These items have been presented to the companies over the last four years and still remain unresolved.

On day two, we had still not received answers to our questions. Instead, the companies verbally informed us of their intent to subcontract 12 aircraft, without providing any details whatsoever.

We argued the provisions of Article 20.07 in front of chief arbitrator Teplitsky. Although four aircraft will be subcontracted, arbitrator Teplitsky ordered Air Canada and Aveos to make no layoffs while these aircraft are subcontracted. According to the most recent Gantt chart, the subcontract should remain in effect until January 2012.

After two days of meetings, we came away with no real commitment to deal with the anomalies and no answer to the 64 items we presented.

On July 2, Air Canada supplied answers to some, but not all, of the issues raised the week before.

The parties had intended to pursue discussions on July 5, 6 and 7. Though Aveos made the commitment to attend, Air Canada did not.

On July 5, a conference call was held with chief arbitrator Teplitsky. As a result of this call, we will be meeting in Winnipeg next July 11, 12 and 13 to continue discussions and seek resolutions to the outstanding issues.

We thank you for your continued patience and support during this stressful time and will keep you updated as things unfold.

In solidarity,

Your Transition Committee

BULLETIN NO. 051 – ISSUED JULY 6, 2011
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