CUPE rectifies pay injustice for members at Air Canada (

CUPE’s Air Canada Component is pleased to see progress on an important pay issue for its members at Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge. The union spoke out last week about how ground delays at Pearson Airport, have been resulting in members working for significantly reduced pay or for free, due to an outdated policy […]

May 23, 2022

Sunwing party flight shows need for stronger rules, flight attendants say (

By Christopher Reynolds MONTREAL — In the wake of a party on a Sunwing Airlines flight from Montreal to Cancun, Mexico, flight attendants are demanding stronger action from government and carriers to ensure health and safety on board amid the Omicron surge. Videos of the Dec. 30 charter flight shared on social media show unmasked […]

January 10, 2022

CUPE files application with CIRB to represent WestJet flight attendants (

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) has filed an application at the Canada Industrial Relations Board to represent flight attendants at WestJet. The union said Tuesday a majority of WestJet flight attendants have signed cards supporting unionization with CUPE, including WestJet’s mainline carrier and low-cost carrier Swoop. Read the full news story from here>>

July 16, 2018

Air Canada flight 624 crash: a message from cupe’s airline division (

CUPE’s Airline Division and its many thousands of Canadian flight attendant members from across the country collectively breathed a sigh of relief at the news that all 132 passengers and 5 crew members had made it out safely after Air Canada flight 624 crash-landed in Halifax. “Words can’t express how relieved we all feel,” said […]

March 30, 2015

Support the online petition: “Protect passenger safety”

On May 6 2013, Transport Canada granted an exemption to WestJet to change the current regulation of 1 flight attendant for every 40 passengers to a new ratio of 1 flight attendant for every 50 passenger seats. On October 28 2013, Transport Canada granted a similar exemption to Sunwing. Air Canada and Air Transat also […]

July 16, 2014

Canada: Flash mob held to protect air passenger safety

Less than 24 hours after Transport Canada granted an exemption to Air Canada to operate with fewer flight attendants, close to a hundred people took a stand against federal government and airline industry plans to weaken passenger safety, holding a flash mob outside Transport Canada’s Toronto offices on Yonge Street this afternoon. “We decided to […]

July 15, 2014