Pilots seek new contracts with airlines amid booming travel demand

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Pilots seek new contracts with airlines amid booming travel demand

CIRB DECISIONS

Application for certification by Unifor – employer in disagreement that proposed bargaining unit was appropriate and proposed an alternate bargaining unit description – use of the language “part-time and full time employees of Porter Airlines Inc. working as customer service representatives, lead customer service representatives and customer service ambassadors at the Ottawa International Airport in Ottawa, Ontario” and inclusion of “co-op students” remained in dispute – Board concluded that majority support for Unifor would not be affected by its determination with respect to positions remaining in dispute – Board reserved jurisdiction with respect to final bargaining unit description – Unifor certified to be bargaining agent for a unit comprising “all employees of Porter Airlines Inc. working at the Ottawa International Airport in the classifications of customer service representative, customer service lead, customer service ambassador and station supervisor, excluding administrative coordinators, managers, those above the rank of manager and those covered by an existing certification order”

Application for certification by Unifor – Unifor seeking certification as bargaining agent for a unit of employees comprising the position of induction planner – employer submitted that application was untimely given applicant filed application for review for a bargaining unit in which the Board had excluded the position of induction planner – notwithstanding employer’s position, parties agreed on the proposed bargaining unit description – Board held application was timely – Unifor certified to be bargaining agent for a unit comprising “all employees of Cascade Aerospace Inc. working as induction planners at the plant in Abbottsford, British Columbia, excluding supervisors and those above the rank of supervisor”

CTA DECISIONS

License no. 220008

Application by Sunwing, on behalf of itself and Smartwings, a.s. (Smartwings), for approval to permit Sunwing to provide its scheduled international services between Canada and the following countries: Aruba, the United States of America, Antigua, Costa Rica, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Bahamas and Cuba, using four aircraft with flight crew provided by Smartwings, beginning on November 8, 2023, to May 30, 2024 – approval granted, subject to conditions

Complaint regarding flight delay – applicant purchased one-way ticket to travel from Montréal, Québec, to London, United Kingdom, via Toronto, Ontario – applicant’s flight from Montréal to Toronto was delayed – applicant missed connecting flight to London – applicant rebooked to travel the following day, and arrived in London approximately 21 hours later than originally scheduled – applicant seeking compensation for expenses incurred and for inconvenience – WestJet did not receive applicant’s request for compensation within one year of the disruption – applicant not entitled to compensation for inconvenience – WestJet provided adequate meal vouchers during period of delay – applicant not entitled to compensation for food expenses incurred beyond the voucher value

License no. 140055

Application for license to operate a scheduled international service, large aircraft, in accordance with the Arrangement between the Government of Canada and the Government of Iceland – license issued, subject to conditions

Application for license to operate a scheduled international service, all cargo aircraft, in accordance with the Agreement on Air Transport between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Dominican Republic – license issued, subject to conditions

Application for license to operate a scheduled international service, all cargo aircraft, in accordance with the Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on Air Transport – license issued, subject to conditions

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