The Component of Air Transat of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) has a goal : to improve the social and economic well-being of all its members; Promote Equality for all members and to oppose all types of Harassment and Discrimination; Promote the efficiency of Public Services; Express its belief in the unity of Organized Labour.
THE OBJECTIVES OF THE COMPONENT ARE TO:
1- Secure the best possible pay, benefits, working conditions, job security, pensions and retiree benefits for its members; either through Collective Bargaining or through the medium of Legislation or Regulations affecting its member’s employment conditions.
2- Provide an opportunity for its members to influence and shape their future through free democratic trade unionism.
3- Eliminate Harassment and Discrimination of any sort or on any basis; for the equality of treatment regardless of class, race, color, nationality, age, sex/gender, language, sexual orientation, transgender, place of origin, ancestry, religious beliefs, or mental and physical disability; and the active opposition of discrimination of same wherever it occurs or appears.
4- Establish strong working relationships with the public we serve and the communities in which we work and live.
5- Support CUPE, the Division and Locals in reaching all of the Objectives set out in Article II of the CUPE National Constitution.
6- Inform regularly all Component members on the matters affecting the Union, including Component activities to fulfill Union Objectives.
7- Negotiate the Collective Agreement covering its members.
8- Administer and enforce the Collective Agreement, in conjunction with its Locals, in all other respects.
9- Encourage the settlement by Negotiation for all the Grievances and disputes between the members and the Employer in accordance with the established procedures.
10- Proceed to Arbitration or Mediation when necessary, to settle disputes and Grievances between its members and the Employer.
11- Establish and maintain Component Committees in accordance with these Bylaws.
12- Receive and Administer the Union Dues received from its Employer in accordance with these Bylaws and the Division Bylaws.
13- Establish and approve a Component Budget every year.
THE OBJECTIVES OF THE AIRLINE DIVISION ARE TO:
CUPE’s Airline Division represents approximately 18,500 flight attendants at Air Canada (including Air Canada Rouge), WestJet (including WestJet Encore and Swoop), Air Transat, Sunwing, Calm Air, PAL Airlines, Canadian North, Flair Airlines, Pivot, and PasCan
The principal objectives of the Division, Components and Locals shall be to:
- (a) Support Components and Locals to establish and secure the best possible pay, benefits, working conditions, job security, pensions and retiree benefits for its members;
- (b) Provide an opportunity for its members to influence and shape their future through free democratic trade unionism;
- (c) Support Components and Locals to encourage the settlement by negotiation and mediation of all the disputes between the members and their employers;
- (d) Eliminate harassment and discrimination of any sort or on any basis; for the equality of treatment regardless of class, race, colour, nationality, age, sex/gender, language, sexual orientation, place of origin, ancestry, religious beliefs, mental and physical disability, or political affiliation; and the active opposition of discrimination of same wherever it occurs or appears;
- (e) Establish strong working relationships with the public we serve and the communities in which we work and live; and
(f) Support CUPE in reaching all of the objectives set out in Article II of the CUPE National Constitution
Your component’s new image!
The year 2020 will have been a year of transformation for many of us and the component is not left out. We have taken advantage of this period to review our image and rethink what the component represents. The previous version of our logo was almost 20 years old. Since our coming into office, we have reviewed our ways of doing business and the image we wish to project. It is with pride that we launch today a modern and unifying logo!
Our logo represents the CAs flying together towards an improvement of their working conditions. Our symbol communicates: The strength of the group; all bases. Determination, teamwork towards a common goal and our passion for travel!
The Canadian Union of Public Employees represents over 715,000 members across Canada. Our members are employed by many public agencies and/or private companies that provide essentially every service to the Canadian public. These include workers in health care, education, municipalities, libraries, universities, social services, utilities, air, land and sea transportation, emergency services and communications. CUPE has 68 offices across Canada.
Whether we are based in YUL or YYZ, our fight is common! Let’s stand together.
Each base has its own issues. Your union fights daily for a fair distribution of wealth.
Division is our worst enemy. We cannot be distracted by the economic decisions of our employer.
All members are at work and we must stand together and support each other.