Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Across Canada screening officers are subject to an unfair dispute resolution process that is arbitrary and infringes the most basic of principles in labour relations- the right to appeal and the right of unionized workers to union representation. The process lacks procedural or any other notion of fairness; this simply isn’t right. There are members who have been wrongfully and unjustly found in breach of their duties and as a result of the current dispute mechanism, many go without pay for months, in some cases a year. At a time when most Canadians are a pay cheque away from insolvency, our member’s lives are adversely impacted by CATSA’s arbitrary and unfair process.

We acknowledge CATSA’s efforts to protect the public’s safety and Canada’s national security, but we do not condone a process that penalizes innocent workers and leaves them without access to an appeal process.

The current process leaves innocent workers in limbo without pay for several months; this is not right and we must act now to support our members in their fight for fairness.

Together we can make a difference for those whose work is dedicated to protecting our safety and security while traveling.

Please help us in our efforts to right this wrong and take a brief moment to fill out our petition using the link below.

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In Solidarity,

Stan Pickthall


Updated: 4 May, 2019 — 7:17 pm