January 30, 2017 at 8:00 AM
BILLY BISHOP TORONTO CITY AIRPORT UPDATE
On Friday January 27th your bargaining committee, along with Unifor National Representative Liz Marzari, Unifor local 2002 President Cheryl Robinson, Assistant to the President Josee Genois, and Jazz Vice President Christine Bower met with Arbitrator Tom Hodges and Jazz officials to mediate/arbitrate grievance P618-10-16 concerning work at Toronto’s Billy Bishop City Airport.
Arbitrator Tom Hodges issued an award and found that the transfer of 5 Q400 aircraft from Sky Regional Airlines to Jazz Aviation met all requirements under section 189 of the Canada Labour Code. As such, all current Sky Regional employees have been transferred to Jazz Aviation and will now fall under the Unifor-Jazz collective bargaining agreement. Mr. Hodges’ award also notes that he does not have jurisdiction to hear the case for the ‘below-the-wing’ work. All specific details related to the application of section 189 – and how it applies in conjunction with the Jazz collective agreement – will be negotiated between Unifor and Jazz in the coming weeks. As further information becomes available relating to this award and the transfer of work to Jazz, it will be communicated via e-news and the Unifor 2002 website (unifor2002.org).
The Unifor bargaining committee will be meeting with Jazz officials in Toronto on Thursday February 2nd to formally open negotiations. At this meeting we anticipate to schedule additional bargaining dates.
Throughout the bargaining process updates will continue to be issued through Unifor bulletins and on the Unifor 2002 website. Please ensure that you have subscribed to Unifor 2002's e-news service.
Your Jazz CSA/ACS Bargaining Committee:
Kassi Doherty – Pacific Region
Audrey Wilcox – Western Region
Denise Cochrane – Central Region (Chairperson)
Lucie LaPierre – Eastern Region
Michelle Faulkner – Atlantic Region
Karl DeWit – Aircraft Services Division Canada
Josee Genois – Assistant to the Local President
Cheryl Robinson – Local 2002 President
Liz Marzari – Unifor National Representative
For more information, please contact:
Josée Genois, Assistant to the Local President
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