ACPA News

In the News: Laid-off airline workers mull post-COVID job options as industry languishes
March 16, 202116 March 2021
One year after the federal government instituted its first COVID-19 related travel restrictions -- which kicked off a precipitous drop in airline revenues -- workers in the aviation industry have borne the brunt of the economic pain.
In the News: Letter from Aviation Groups
January 22, 202122 January 2021
ACPA joined the National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC) and other unions in issuing a press release urging the federal government to consult with our industry prior to introducing new measures.
In the News: Union leaders call on the government for urgent financial support for the aviation sector
October 1, 20201 October 2020
Today, Canadian union leaders representing more than 310,000 Canadian workers are calling on the Trudeau government to take urgent, concrete steps to prevent permanent, long-lasting damage to the aviation sector by providing direct support...
In the News: Retired Captain Judy Cameron Recognized
October 2, 20192 October 2019
Congratulations to retired ACPA member, Captain Judy Cameron, on the recent scholarship named in her honour. Captain Cameron was Air Canada’s first female pilot. The Captain Judy Cameron Scholarship supports young women in pursuit of careers in aviation who may not have the means to do so…
In the News: Fatigue Regulations
December 12, 201812 December 2018
As you may be aware, Minister of Transport Marc Garneau today announced Fatigue Regulations in Canada Gazette II. Read more on the latest developments on this file...
Air Canada Pilots Call for Improved Fatigue Regulations
August 14, 201514 August 2015
"On CTV’s Canada AM, ACPA MEC Chair Captain Geoff Wall explains that Canada’s pilot fatigue regulations lag behind the rest of the world and need to be updated to protect the safety of airline passengers."
Air Canada Pilots Statement on Air Safety Improvements
March 27, 201527 March 2015
Toronto-The Air Canada Pilots Association (ACPA) today issued the following statement by ACPA President Captain Ian Smith in response to changes in safety procedures at Air Canada
Air Canada reaches tentative 10-year deal with its pilots
October 7, 20147 October 2014
Air Canada has reached a tentative agreement with its pilots that will provide labour peace for 10 years and increase the airline’s flexibility amid stiffer competition from WestJet Airlines Ltd. and potential new entrants to the Canadian market.
Air Canada Pilots Reach New Agreement with Air Canada
October 6, 20146 October 2014
"TORONTO –A new agreement has been reached between Air Canada and the Air Canada Pilots Association (ACPA) establishing compensation, benefits and other work rules until September 2024, which must be ratified by a majority vote of ACPA’s 3,000 members."
International Winter Operations Conference Brings Global Aviation Experts to Vancouver
October 4, 20134 October 2013
"Vancouver – Some of the world’s leading aviation experts will present the latest advances in safety at the third International Winter Operations Conference, to be held October 9-10 at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver."
Air Canada Pilots Welcome Changes to Temporary Foreign Worker Program
April 30, 201330 April 2013
"TORONTO – The Air Canada Pilots Association (ACPA) today welcomed the federal government’s reform of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, which the Association has been advocating for several years."
Air Canada pilots elect new union leaders months after losing high-stakes arbitration ruling
October 25, 201225 October 2012
"Air Canada’s pilots have selected new leaders to oversee the 3,000 member union, a few months after losing an arbitration ruling that imposed a new collective agreement with the country’s largest airline."
Air Canada Pilots Elect New Officers
October 25, 201225 October 2012
"Toronto - Air Canada pilots have chosen new officers to lead their 3,000 - member association."
Air Canada et l'APAC sont informées de la décision de l'arbitre
July 31, 201231 July 2012
"MONTRÉAL, le 30 juill. 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada a annoncé aujourd'hui qu'elle et l'Association des pilotes d'Air Canada (APAC) ont été informées de la décision de l'arbitre, M. Douglas Stanley, à l'issue du processus d'arbitrage de l'offre finale, qui s'est déroulé conformément à la Loi sur la protection des services aériens."
Air Canada and ACPA Receive Arbitrator's Final Offer Selection
July 31, 201231 July 2012
"MONTREAL, July 30, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada said today that it along with the Air Canada Pilots Association (ACPA) have received the decision of the arbitrator, Mr. Douglas Stanley, in the final offer selection arbitration conducted in accordance with the Protecting Air Service Act."
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Air Canada and ACPA Receive Arbitrator's Final Offer Selection
July 31, 201231 July 2012
"MONTREAL, July 30, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada said today that it along with the Air Canada Pilots Association (ACPA) have received the decision of the arbitrator, Mr. Douglas Stanley, in the final offer selection arbitration conducted in accordance with the Protecting Air Service Act."
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New Air Canada pilots' contract will allow for launch of low-cost carrier
July 31, 201231 July 2012
"The Air Canada Pilots Association said late Monday it was angered by the decision of a federally-appointed arbitrator to impose a new contract on them, which among other measures will allow the country’s largest carrier to push ahead with its plans to launch a new low-cost subsidiary."
Air Canada pilots suffer setback in mandatory retirement case
July 31, 201231 July 2012
"A little-noticed decision, posted last week to the Federal Court of Appeal’s website, overturned earlier findings by the Federal Court of Canada and the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal that contractual provisions forcing Air Canada pilots to retire at 60 violated the Charter of Rights."
Air Canada shareholders approve executive compensation policy, riles pilots
June 5, 20125 June 2012
"CALGARY • Arbitration will not answer the tough cultural questions facing Air Canada, the airline’s pilots union said Monday at the company’s annual general meeting here, as employees complained expanding executive pay would serve only to widen the cultural divide."
To Air Canada Shareholders
June 4, 20124 June 2012
"You will be aware that the Air Canada Pilots Association’s attempts to negotiate a new collective agreement have failed, resulting in the dispute being sent to an arbitration process imposed by the federal government."
Well Done!
May 30, 201230 May 2012
"Fellow Pilots,There have been a number of high profile incidents lately on the line, including engine failures. Our crews have demonstrated the utmost level of professionalism, as always, with the safety of our passengers in mind."
Air Canada Pilots Dispute Goes to Arbitration
May 19, 201219 May 2012
"TORONTO – A ten-day effort by Air Canada pilots to negotiate a new agreement with the airline has failed, sending the dispute to federally-legislated arbitration."
Labour Minister Appoints Arbitrator in Dispute Between Air Canada and the Air Canada Pilots Association
May 2, 20122 May 2012
"OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 2, 2012) - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Canada's Labour Minister, has today appointed Mr. Douglas Stanley as the arbitrator in the dispute between Air Canada and the Air Canada Pilots Association (ACPA)."
Frustration mounts among Air Canada pilots
March 29, 201229 March 2012
"Labour tensions at Air Canada continue...and some say they're thinking twice about their travel plans. We hear from Montrealers, and Mike speaks to the president of the Air Canada Pilots Association."
Négociations chez Air Canada - Les pilotes tentent de récupérer leur droit de grève
March 20, 201220 March 2012
Les pilotes d'Air Canada contesteront devant les tribunaux la constitutionnalité de la loi spéciale du gouvernement conservateur interdisant les arrêts de travail au sein de la compagnie aérienne.
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