TO ALL IAMAW MEMBERS
AIR CANADA – HOLIDAY OVERTIME COMMUNICATION
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
By now most of you will have read the employer’s communication dated December 13th
regarding “Holiday Peak Overtime Callout.” Your Union is opposed to this strategy for a
myriad of reasons.
Overtime callout procedures are set forth in the Collective Agreement and local overtime
agreements. It is not optional to Air Canada resource to unilaterally adjust those agreed
to procedures on an ad hoc basis.
Vacation “buyback” is not permitted under any circumstances. Your Union was engaged
in discussion with the employer yesterday, and the company has advised they will not pursue
further and will not be developing a process for submitting vacation buyback requests.
Overtime is a sensitive issue during periods of lay-off. While overtime remains a reality under
the terms of our Collective Agreement, we ask that you take into consideration the thousands
of Sisters and Brothers who remain unemployed and are awaiting recall.
2020 has been a year like no other. Your DL140 Committee of General Chairpersons
continues to fight for your rights. Please stay safe and have a happy and healthy