Resignation from the position of Secretary/Treasurer of the Air Transat Component

Rosemère, January 20, 2024

 Resignation from the position of Secretary/Treasurer of the Air Transat Component

Dear members,

First and foremost, I would like to thank you for the trust you have placed in me by voting for me again in the last elections. It is therefore with regret that I write this letter to inform you of my resignation, effective January 23, 2023, from my position as Treasurer of the Component.

This decision has not been taken lightly, and is the result of a thorough assessment of the situation. Unfortunately, the current working climate has become increasingly difficult to bear. The challenges I face on a daily basis and the toxic climate of harassment and discrimination within the component executive had a significant impact on my decision.

I have completed my three-year term and am very pleased with my accomplishments. It’s been a challenging three years of crisis management. I represented you proudly, honestly and ethically. I can confirm that our finances are in good shape. I would have liked to achieve a breakthrough and have the unpaid work with Dominic Levasseur recognized, but that will be in another way.

The work environment I’ve been exposed to for the past two years has been extremely toxic. Internal conflicts have taken their toll on my ideals and objectives at the Component. These actions have caused delays and pitfalls in our negotiation preparations. I’ll be frank: I’m not comfortable with the postponement of the start date for the vote on the 2nd agreement in principle. This postponement weighed heavily in my decision to resign today.

I sincerely thank you for the confidence you have placed in me throughout my mandate. I would also like to thank Dominic Levasseur for his support and incredible work as President of the Component. He has been an exceptional help throughout this mandate.

After several months working on negotiating the collective agreement, I’m happy to see you back on the line!

In solidarity,

Martin Rondeau