Aveos and Air Canada ex-employees
Class action against Air Canada in Superior Court:
This class action seeks to compensate former employees of Air Canada and Aveos for Air Canada’s failure to maintain overhaul and maintenance centers in Montreal, Winnipeg and Mississauga following Aveos’ closure in march 2012.
The trial was held from October 4 to 28, 2021 before the Honourable Marie-Christine Hivon. The Judge took the case under advisement and should render her judgment in the following months. We will send a newsletter to all persons who subscribed to our mailing list as soon as we receive the judgment.
Conditions to be part of this class action
You are a member of this class action if you fit into one of these 2 categories:
– You are an ex-employee, unionized or not, of Air Canada’s overhaul and maintenance center in Montreal, Mississauga or Winnipeg and you were negatively impacted by Aveos’ closure
– You are the spouse, common law partner, heir or beneficiary of one of those ex-employees
What is alleged against Air Canada?
The class action alleges that Air Canada violated the Air Canada Public Participation Act under which it had the obligation to maintain overhaul and maintenance centers in Montreal, Mississauga and Winnipeg. Both the Quebec Superior Court and the Quebec Court of Appeal recognized that Air Canada had contravened the law. Those judgments were declaratory and no compensation was sought for ex-employees who were negatively impacted
Apart from compensation for the damages suffered by class members, the class action seeks to obtain punitive damages for Air Canada’s breach to the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms.
Class proceeding against Aveos’ former directors in Federal Court:
By their application for judicial review, Aveos’ former directors contest the decision of Arbitrator Pierre Flageole rendered on June 7, 2018 which confirmed that they are responsible for compensating some former employees for unpaid wages and other benefits.
The Federal Court approved the settlement agreement reached between all parties and the compensations have been paid to class members.
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The members are represented by TJL in collaboration with Jean-François Bertrand Avocats.