District Bulletin #44 -AIR CANADA REVISED DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICY

TO ALL IAMAW AIR CANADA MEMBERS
AIR CANADA
REVISED DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICY

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The IAM has been working in collaboration with the AC Council of Unions (ACPA CUPE, Unifor and CALDA) in
response to Air Canada’s Drug and Alcohol Policy. We have significant concerns regarding the Policy, its
expectations and obligations as well as the authorities granted to the Employer contained within this Policy. We
further believe that the Policy, as released, is unreasonable, overly broad, vague, contrary to current practice,
and fails to meet the Company’s legal obligations towards its employees.

The Council of Unions wrote to Air Canada and raised a wide spectrum of concerns and issues of contention in
regards to this Policy. These items were brought forth well in advance of Air Canada distributing their Policy to
our Members. Please see the attached letter sent on behalf of the AC Council of Unions to Air Canada.

Although the Council of Unions requested to meet with Air Canada Representatives to discuss a
comprehensive list concerns in regards to this Policy, Air Canada seemed to have a sense of urgency to issue
the Policy without meeting and discussing the AC Council of Unions concerns.

Unilaterally imposing this Policy is unreasonable and we believe that the introduction will only lead to many
years of litigation. However, we are expecting to meet with the Company in the near future to discuss this
Policy.

Undoubtedly, more questions and scenarios will arise in the near future, and as more information becomes
available, it will be communicated.

Fred Hospes
President and
Directing General Chairperson
Transportation District 140, IAMAW

Keith Aiken
General Chairperson
Western Region
Transportation District 140, IAMAW

Dave Freeman
General Chairperson
Central Region
Transportation District 140, IAMAW

BULLETIN NO. 044 – ISSUED OCTOBER 1ST, 2018
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Download Bulletin & 3 page Letter to Air Canada from the Council of Unions

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