The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), representing approximately 4,200 airline pilots in Canada, applauds the passing of Bill C-4, legislation that will repeal several anti-union measures enacted by the previous government.
“ALPA has worked with the Canadian government and other labour unions across Canada to fulfill Prime Minister Trudeau’s commitment to protecting the fundamental democratic rights of Canadian workers,” said Capt. Tim Canoll, ALPA president.
Bill C-4 will amend the Canada Labour Code, and repeal two previous pieces of legislation, Bills C-377 and C-525, which sought to impose intrusive and burdensome financial reporting requirements on labour unions and which set up additional barriers to employees who want to form a union.
“We are pleased that the government recognized the importance of restoring balance and upheld Prime Minister Trudeau’s pledge to fight back attempts to adversely affect unions across the nation,” said Capt. Dan Adamus, ALPA Canada president. “Through continued collaborative efforts with government officials and parliamentarians, ALPA will continue to advocate our members’ interests on Parliament Hill.”
Founded in 1931, ALPA represents more than 55,000 pilots at 32 airlines in the United States and Canada, including crew members who fly for Air Georgian, Air Transat, Bearskin, Calm Air, Canadian North, First Air, Jazz Aviation, Kelowna Flightcraft, Wasaya and WestJet.