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  • Surviving The Next Big Wave

      If you made it through the last two years and still have your company and team intact, then you are still standing and are ready to take on what is happening in our industry. The work is coming in harder, faster and with staggering momentum and we will need to learn to ride the wave. Our team decided early on that we would never call (whatever was to come) a tsunami, but that’s exactly what it is. For more…

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  • WestJet ratifies three-year agreement with WestJet Encore flight dispatchers

    Press Release WestJet today announced that WestJet Encore flight dispatchers, represented by the Canadian Airline Dispatchers Association (CALDA), have successfully ratified a three-year agreement. This ratified agreement starts May 22, 2019 and expires on May 22, 2022. “We are pleased with today’s outcome and believe that this agreement recognizes the hard work and valuable contributions of our WestJet Encore dispatchers,” said John Aaron, WestJet Vice-President and General Manager, Encore. “Today’s outcome is a solid example of WestJet Encore dispatchers coming together to advance the…

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  • WestJet reaches tentative agreement with WestJet Encore pilots

    Press Release WestJet announced that it tentatively reached an agreement with the Airline Pilots Association (ALPA) representing its 510 WestJet Encore pilots. The tentative agreement will be presented to the ALPA membership group for ratification. “We thank ALPA and the ALPA Master Executive Council for their strong commitment to working with us to come to an agreement that truly represents the interests of their membership and our business as a whole,” said John Aaron, vice president, flight operations and general manager,…

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  • CUPE postpones job action for Flair flight attendants

    Press Release Due to recent actions by Flair Airlines that have raised concerns for the job security of CUPE 4060 members—actions the union will be challenging at the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB)—the Canadian Union of Public Employees has called off job action by Flair’s 139 flight attendants that was to begin at midnight on December 10. The company has issued memos to employees advising them that anyone taking part in the job action would not be scheduled for further work,…

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  • Employee or Contractor? The changing labour landscape

    In recent history, meeting planners generally hired contractors or casual labour to assist at their events. “That’s how we’ve always done it,” quipped one meeting planner. “I don’t need them all the time, and my company doesn’t want to payroll, so we have the contractor invoice us and we submit it for payment.” Sound familiar? But provincial governments have proposed or implemented changes to labour standards across the country, shoring up reforms and increasing minimum wages, and in some places just the…

    Event Operations

  • Air Canada named one of Canada’s top employers for sixth consecutive year

    Press Release Air Canada today was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers (2019) for the sixth consecutive year in an annual national employer survey by Mediacorp Canada Inc. “We are very proud to be ranked one of Canada’s top employers for the sixth straight year. This is a testament to the strong engagement of Air Canada’s 32,000 employees, which is absolutely essential to delivering excellent service to the 48 million customers we carry each year,” said Arielle Meloul-Wechsler, senior…

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  • Unifor members at Courtyard by Marriott achieve major job security gains

    Press Release Workers at the Courtyard by Marriott in Toronto are the fourth Local 7575 unit to negotiate significant improvements after joining Unifor. Unifor has achieved a guarantee that there will be no conversion of the hotel to condominiums for the duration of the collective agreement. “Like so many hotel workers in Toronto, Courtyard members were staring down the barrel of imminent condominium conversion,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “Winning job security for the duration of this collective agreement is such a critical…

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  • Ontario Conservatives move to freeze minimum wage at $14, repeal other labour reforms

    By Gregory Furgala The Ontario government today tabled legislation that will hold the province’s minimum wage at $14 per hour, rolling back legislation that would have increased it to $15 per hour on January 1, 2019. Bill 47, the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, repeals several of the Wynne government’s labour reforms. In addition to freezing minimum wage until 2020, after which it will keep pace with inflation, Bill 47 eliminates two paid sick days and repeals same-pay rules for part-time, full-time…

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