Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Further to District Lodge 140 Bulletin No. 24, issued on May 4, 2015, Transportation District 140 Representatives met internally with the Low Cost Carrier (LCC) Committee Members, our legal counsel and Mediator Vincent Ready on May 12,, 2015 and directly with Air Canada in YVR on the afternoon of May 12 and all day on May 13, 2015.
Transportation District 140 representatives, Low Cost Carrier Committee Members and our legal counsel also met internally on May 14, 2015. In addition to the above meetings Transportation District 140 Representatives, LCC Committee Members and our legal counsel met internally and directly with Air Canada in YYZ on May 26 & 27, 2015.
Because of the confidentiality of this process that has been agreed to between the parties in the various mediation orders and the mediation protocol agreement, your Union is unable to provide our Members with any specific informational updates as to the exact issues of discussion.
The parameters of these discussions are clear to both parties and have been communicated clearly to our Members in all Bulletins on the Common Employer CIRB mediation process. Air Canada and its affiliated Regional partners are continuing with their publicly stated cost transformation process. Through this process they have engaged with the IAMAW to detail their concerns and issues with respect to our Members continuing to perform the current work assigned under the Collective Agreement.
The IAMAW, as clearly and continually stated in all communications with our Members, are committed to the long term job security for all of our Members. In addition the IAMAW is striving to ensure that our Members continue to work under fair and equitable terms and conditions for all work performed for Air Canada and all of its affiliated low cost and Regional flying partners
The IAMAW continues to re-assess this process and the course of action necessary in order to ensure the best outcome for our Members.
The IAMAW will continue to provide further information as it becomes available.
President & Directing General Chairperson Transportation District 140, IAMAW