An arbitration decision on layoffs of hundreds of Air Canada employees will leave most flight attendants with “virtually nothing.”
- See also: Air Canada Base Closures and Flight Attendant Layoffs: Arbitration Award Released, backgrounder on the arbitration award
“The majority of the attendants get virtually nothing to help them cope with the life changes they now have to deal with,” said Lesley Swann, President of the Air Canada Component of CUPE.
The arbitration requires Air Canada to provide:
- minimal relocation support,
- some commuting assistance
- a job sharing option for some.
But arbitrator Brian Keller did not order the company to pay severance to those who choose to leave their jobs.
The arbitration also ignores the base closure issue.