14 Jan 2010 @ 12:28 PM 

More Layoffs at Air Canada/Aveos


Once again the IAM&AW members at Air Canada are facing large numbers of layoffs scheduled to begin in April 2010.  There will be 435 permanent layoffs system-wide, with an additional approximate 400 temporary layoffs over the summer months of 2010.

The Union has presented the company with numerous programs and ideas to mitigate some of the layoffs, however, the company has not yet responded.

These layoffs are attributed to the escalation of the A319/A320 heavy maintenance visits.  The Gantt chart (maintenance schedule breakdown per base) shows large amounts of ‘white space’ or lack of aircraft in the maintenance hangars from May to Sept, 2010, at all three (3) maintenance bases (YVR, YWG, YUL).

What is quite alarming is that the membership ratified an extension to the collective agreement in July, 2009, providing the company with the labour stability it so desperately required during the 2010 Olympics, only to have these massive job cuts announced only four (4) months later!  Is this “bargaining in good faith”?

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