IT’S TIME TO RECOGNIZE OUR CONTRIBUTION
On March 25, your union tabled a comprehensive proposal for settlement. Our offer is focused and reflects the basic issues that you, the members, have told us are important to you.
We have indicated that we are prepared to consider a three-year contract provided that the company addresses our concerns regarding wages, pension, benefits and working conditions.
Recently Air Canada received two international awards for outstanding service achievement. It is our work, as flight attendants on board the aircraft, that is at the heart of the company’s success. We are a big part of the “excellence” required to receive these service awards.
It is Air Canada’ s turn to show it values a job well done. It is Air Canada’s turn to recognize our contribution by seriously addressing our proposals at the bargaining table next week. BETTER PENSIONS
We tabled a number of proposals to increase the pension benefits to our members. This is a win-win proposal for both the company and for us.
The proposals provide liveable income for members who want to retire now but can’t afford to. Yet, members who retire make way for the company to hire new flight attendants at entry level salaries.
The union’s goal is to achieve a pension benefit that represents the government’s permitted maximum of 70% of final salary with 35 years of service. Currently many of our members would be forced to retire at or below the poverty line.
Our proposals are a serious attempt by the union to achieve a contract settlement. With your continued support, your bargaining committee is confident we can accomplish this goal.