June 6, 2018 – Employer Failed to Advise Employee Failure to Obtain AVOP Would Result in Administrative Termination

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Lee and Air Canada, Re, 2018 CarswellNat 2459

Grievance – Unjust Dismissal – Connection System Coordinator alleged unjust dismissal when he was terminated for failing to obtain his AVOP designation – Employee attempted and failed examination three times, then was prevented from retaking test for one year – Employer failed to advise employee failure to obtain AVOP would result in administrative termination – Grievance allowed, employee reinstated – Time for additional submissions on remedy granted



  • Unfair Labour Practice – Discharge – United Food and Commercial Workers Canada Union, Local No. 401 v. Concorde Baggage Services Inc., 2018 CanLII 45886
    Curbside airport workers terminated without cause – Both were organizing with Union – Employer had knowledge of organizing campaign, allowed team leads to conduct anti-union meetings with attendants – Employer found to have violated Labour Relations Code – Directives to Union ordered to review support gained for Union and other matters relating to examine granting of certification
  • Grievances – Personal Emergency Leave – Carillion Services Inc. c. Labourers’ International Union of North America, Local 183, 2018 CanLII 47110
    Employees denied paid Personal Emergency Leave (PEL) days under ESA on the basis that three floater days represented greater benefit and were to be used in lieu of PELs – Arbitrator found use of floater days for PELs was not an apple to apple comparison – Substitution of floater days for PELs would amount to employee forgoing holidays under collective agreement to fulfill statutory benefit – Grievances allowed



  • Certification – Snowbird Aviation Services Limited Partnership, Order No.: 11259-U
    Teamsters – all employees of Snowbird Aviation Services Limited Partnership working at the Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport, in the Province of Saskatchewan, excluding human resources generalists, administrative positions, supervisors, managers and those above the rank of manager.



  • Application – L&G Aviation, LLC, c.o.b. JetsPlusDetermination No. A-2018-117
    Pursuant to subsection 73(2) of the Canada Transportation Act, as amended
  • Application – International Jet Management GmbHOrder No. 2018-A-91
    Exemption from para. 33.1(b), subpara. 73(2)(c)(i) and s. 33.2 of the Air Transportation Regulations, as amended
  • Application – FN Aircraft Ltd. Partnership, by General Partner, FN Aircraft Corp.Determination No. A-2018-116
    Suspension of license nos. 080058 and 080059
  • Suspension – Jato Aviation, LLCOrder No. 2018-A-93
    License no. 130060, reinstated once conditions are met
  • Application – SP Aviation, Inc. c.o.b. Good JetOrder No. 2018-A-94
    Exemption from s. 103.3 of the Air Transportation Regulations, SOR/88-58, as amended