Elections for YYZ and YVR Shop Stewards will begin on July 16 at 12:00 Eastern time. Voting will close at 12:00 Eastern time on July 23.
Voting for this by-election is open to all WestJet YYZ and YVR based Cabin Crew Members in Good Standing (signed union card and $5 membership fee paid). If you are not a member of the union, you will have until 12:00 Eastern time on July 22nd to sign-up and pay the $5 membership fee on our website to take part in this by-election. You can sign a card HERE.
*You do not need a PayPal account to pay your $5 membership fee online.
Below you will find a list of the nominees by base linked to a bio for those who submitted one for your consideration:
Click on a button to read a short bio
You will be voting for 4 nominees in this election. The nominees with the top 4 vote totals will be your newly elected Shop Stewards for YVR.
You will be voting for 5 nominees in this election. The nominees with the top 5 vote totals will be your newly elected Shop Stewards for YYZ
Who WE Are
We are the elected representation of WestJet Cabin Crew Members.
We are passionate, caring, hard-working, and committed to the effectiveness and success of our local.
To secure the best possible pay, benefits, working conditions, job security, pension and retiree benefits for our members.
To provide an opportunity for our members to influence and shape their future through free democratic trade unionism
To encourage the settlement by negotiation and mediation of all the disputes between our members and their Employer.
To eliminate harassment and discrimination of any sort or on any basis; and to promote equal treatment of our members regardless of class, race, colour, nationality, age, sex, gender, language, sexual orientation, place of origin, ancestry, religious beliefs, or mental and physical disability.
To establish strong working relationships with the public we serve and the communities in which we work and live.
To support CUPE in reaching all of the objectives set out in Article II of the CUPE National Constitution.
We will be the most effective and engaged Local to ever join the CUPE Airline Division
With the support of our members, we will negotiate the best possible collective agreement
We will strive to achieve a peaceful and collaborative relationship with the Employer
We are open, honest, and transparent in all our activities
By offering our support and representation in their time of need, WE take care of our people
WE NEED YOUR HELP
We have 32 days of bargaining scheduled between now and November. They are the following:
July 30-Aug 2
August 7-9, 22, 23, 26-29
September 9-12, 18-20, 25-27
Bargaining our first Collective Agreement will take considerable time and effort.
The nature of our workplace poses some unique challenges, particularly in the area of mobilization.
We are seeking volunteers to join the Mobilizing Team.
As a member of the Mobilizing Team you will:
Be in contact with the Bargaining Committee.
Act as a liaison between the Bargaining Committee, the Executive, and the members of your base.
Build enthusiasm and support for our union among your peers.
Listen to members’ concerns about workplace issues, and issues being discussed in bargaining.
Communicate key messages from the Executive and the Bargaining Committee to members.
We Need Backup
It is important to understand that the Bargaining Committee gets all of its strength from you, the Membership. The only way the Bargaining Committee will ever secure a strong Collective Agreement is with the strong backing of the Membership.
We need as many members as possible willing to voice their support for the demands of our elected Bargaining Committee.
Without an engaged and energized membership, our local will be as effective as an airplane without rudders. We’ll get airborne, but we’ll never reach our destination.
Be part of the movement that will bring us our first Collective Bargaining Agreement!
Please click this button to express your interest in becoming a Mobilizer
Step up today and help us engage more of our members.
Help us harness the power we need to achieve a strong Collective Agreement! Together we will show the Company what it means to work together to win!
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