CUPE to meet with Boeing regarding 737 Max safety

CUPE Press Release | February 13, 2020

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The unions representing flight attendants at Air Canada, Sunwing and WestJet continue their joint scrutiny of the Boeing 737 Max aircraft as it relates to the airplane’s return to service.

The 737 Max 8 has been removed from the Air Canada winter schedule through at least Fed. 14, 2020. Brian Losito/Air Canada Photo
CUPE representatives for three major Canadian airlines will visit the Boeing 737 Max final production facility to inquire about the aircraft’s return to service. Brian Losito/Air Canada Photo

On Thursday Feb. 13, CUPE representatives will visit Renton, Wash., at the Boeing 737 Max final production facilities. The union leaders will be present to scrutinize, question and remain active in all details relevant to any possible return to service of this aircraft type within our respective systems.

CUPE has previously called on Boeing to engage with unions in details and data related to the 737 Max aircraft’s possible return to service in Canada’s skies. CUPE flight attendant members and the travelling public deserve to be consulted and questioned independently of their employers’ management.

The airline division of CUPE, representing more than 15,000 flight attendants in Canada, maintains its call-to-action for Transport Canada to involve CUPE in its return-to-service certification for the Boeing 737 Max aircraft.

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