March 20, 2020 – Air Canada’s cabin crew decimated by layoffs

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Air Canada’s capacity cuts lead to mass cabin crew layoff

 

DECISIONS

  • Production order – Canada (Transportation Safety Board) v Carroll-Byrne – 2020 NSCA 21
    Transportation Safety Board (TSB) ordered to disclose cockpit voice recorder data in class action proceeding – TSB not party to proceeding – TSB appealed; asked for stay of judgment pending appeal – data from recorder privileged by statute – releasing contents of recorder pending appeal renders appeal moot; irreparable harm ensues – statutory privilege is public interest; outweighs litigants’ interest in data – stay granted pending appeal

 

CTA DECISIONS

  • Stay of proceedings – Immediate and temporary stay of all dispute proceedings involving air carriers – Order No. 2020-A-32
  • Determination – Canadian Transportation Agency relating to COVID-19 pandemic – Determination No. A-2020-42
    Temporary exemptions to certain provisions of the Air Passenger Protection Regulations
  • Application – Air Canada also c-o-b as Air Canada Express, as Air Canada rouge and as Air Canada Cargo, on behalf of itself and Omni Air International, LLC – Determination No. A-2020-44
    Pursuant to section 60 of the Canada Transportation Act and section 8.2 of the Air Transportation Regulations
  • Suspension – Go Helico Inc. – Order No. 2020-A-35
    Licence Nos. 130049, 130050
  • Suspension – Hydravion Aventure Inc. – Order No. 2020-A-34
    Licence No. 140032
  • Suspension – Oceanair Linhas Aereas S/A c-o-b as Avianca Brazil – Order No. 2020-A-33
    Licence No. 160058
  • Suspension – Air Pacific Limited c-o-b as Fiji Airways – Order No. 2020-A-31
    Licence No. 961026
  • Suspension – Advantage Aviation Charter LLC – Order No. 2020-A-30
    Licence No. 170071
  • Suspension – New England Air Transport, Inc. – Order No. 2020-A-29
    Licence No. 170037
  • Suspension – Supreme Air Cargo, Inc. – Order No. 2020-A-28
    Licence No. 010081

 

TC/TSB NEWS

 

INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION NEWS

ATAC
ATAC letter to prime minister requesting financial assistance for ATAC carrier members

CBAA
Bombardier announces leadership change
CBAA cancels spring chapter meetings
Coronavirus (COVID-19) airport access to restricted area for PHAC personnel
COVID-19 message to stakeholders
Global exemption – NCR-021-2020 – medical certificate validity
Million Air Corporate acquires Vancouver location
Safety alert COVID-19

COPA
Aviation groups request TC compliance delays
Medical renewals suspended
Minister responds to COPA tax letter

HAC
HAC continues to push for exemptions to the new hours of work provisions in the Canada Labour Code
New helicopter ACP requirement
Notice to CARAC members
Transport Canada’s Prairie and Northern Region (PNR) issues letter purporting to limit class D operations

ICAO
ICAO Council adopts CORSIA emissions units
ICAO Council adopts important environmental standard
ICAO urges national governments to implement international standards supporting COVID-19 response effectiveness

 

UNION ASSOCIATION NEWS

ACPA
ACPA comments on evolving Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation

ALPA
Furloughed pilots resources

PSAC
COVID-19: your rights at work

Teamsters
Transportation industry – March 19, 2020 update

UNIFOR
Ontario’s COVID-19 response plans must include paid sick leave

UNIFOR 2002
Air Canada CSSA members ratify new six-year agreement
COVID-19 resources for local unions

 

AIRPORT NEWS

 

ROTARY OPERATOR NEWS

 

AVIATION NEWS