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Membership in ACSOS is dedicated to all Active and Retired employees and their spouses who have been unjustly dealt with and discriminated by our company. The years of dedicated and loyal service which was the foundation for the company we see today has been unjustly ignored in recognizing our passes as a benefit of employment,.
This is about an injustice to all retirees and active employees.
I invite all Active and Retired employees and spouses to join this movement now. A membership donation of $50.00 is the dues each member will pay. This fee will be used to pay all operating and legal expenses of ACSOS
fora Class Action Suit against Air Canada.
To date we have successfully challenged Air Canada in court to determine the legality of this new policy. It is through the legal system that we will have the respect we have earned and this new policy overturned.
In July 2021 our case was heard in Quebec at Superior Court. Judge Davis decided in favor of the company. There were issues he did not or simply refused to look at.
The court in July dismissed our case. The primary reason for this in the opinion of our Legal Team was simply, the Judge was not listening.
Our legal team has concluded its Appeal procedure and the Appeal Document was duly filed into the Quebec Court on November 31. The company filed their argument on January 31st 2022. We should have a hearing in June. I am positive we shall have a decision to which we will have our Class Action certified.
In 2003 Air Canada agreed to an out of court settlement for six former Canadian employees for the exact same issue, Travel Benefits. They shared $6 million dollars. The company in essence was agreeing to the fact that our FRT is indeed a benefit of employment.
In 2021 an employee from the ramp was terminated after he refused to negotiate a settlement. He sued the company because he wanted full use of his travel benefits. He won his case out of court as above.
As usual, we shall keep you posted of any pertinent developments here and on our sites in Facebook.
We have formed this association representing every active and retired employee in Air Canada and connecting carriers.
Our purpose is to challenge the discriminatory practice of Air Canada's B1 and C1 Pass Priority given to ACPA and all other employee groups including all non-management employees. This change in their policy ignores the long standing historical use of the Date of Joining. Passes are a Benefit of Employment!
The Federal Labour Arbitration Courts in Canada have ruled previously that Employee Travel is a "Benefit: and that they company can not act in an arbitrary fashion void of other guiding principles, by administrating uneven policies which discriminate and disadvantage against one member to the advantage and favor of others in various employee groups.