Air Canada receives strike notice from CUPE
Air Canada has received a strike notice from the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), which represents the airline’s 6,800 flight attendants, confirming the union’s intention to begin a strike at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, September 21, 2011.
Talks between the parties are ongoing and will continue prior to the strike deadline, assisted by federally-appointed mediators.
In the event of a work disruption, Air Canada will implement a partial schedule including codeshare flights operated by its partner airlines.
As a result of the uncertainty that this situation may cause, Air Canada has implemented a Flexible Rebooking Policy to allow customers booked for travel over the next six days on a rolling window basis (September 16-21, 17-22, etc.) to change flights free of charge to a later date until December 9, 2011, subject to seat availability.
Please enter "CUPESEP2011" in the endorsement box and continue to monitor CIC*911/155 for changes to this policy.
Air Canada offers you and your clients several self-service tools including:
- automatic notifications for flight departures and arrivals;
- flight status information with access real time departures/arrivals for all
Air Canada and Air Canada and Air Canada Express® flights operated by Jazz®;
- online or mobile device check-in anytime within 24 hours of departure;
- Self service kiosks for check-in and baggage tagging at all major airports across Canada.
You and your clients will have questions about our schedule in the event
of a strike action. To avoid lengthy delays due to high Call Centre volumes,
please monitor www.aircanada.com/agents for real time information and
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