Health and Safety

Update on temperature screenings in Canadian Airports as of Sept 15 2020

Briefing_Note_Transportation_Canada_Updated_Guidance_Material_2020_09_22

A message from the GCAQE reguarding Cabin Air Quality

Dear GCAQE member
Following on from the recent success of the inaugural GCAQE Zoom webinar on cabin air quality; the following additional free zoom webinars have now been scheduled

for 2020. Please share details of these with your members. Registration is free but required for all attendees.

All webinars can be found at:

https://www.gcaqe.org/webinars

2020The history of contaminated air – Part 1 of 2 – From the year 1945 to 2000.

7 October 2020 – 1830 – 2030 UK time

8 October 2020 – 0900 – 1100 UK time

The history of contaminated air – Part 2 of 2 – From 2000 to present day.

14 October 2020 – 1830 – 2030 UK time

15 October 2020 – 0900 – 1100 UK time

The flight safety aspects of contaminated air.

3 November 2020 – 1830 – 2030 UK time

4 November 2020 – 0900 – 1100 UK time

Contaminated air – An Australian perspective

17 November 2020 – 0900 – 1100 UK time

Contaminated air – A UK perspective

18 November 2020 – 1400 – 1600 UK time

Contaminated air – A Canadian perspective

19 November

2020 – 1800 – 2000 UK time

Contaminated air – a film makers perspective

25 November 2020 – 1830 – 2030 UK time

26 November 2020 – 0900 – 1100 UK time

Contaminated air for beginners 

2 December 2020 – 1830 – 2030 UK time

3 December 2020 – 0900 – 1100 UK time

The medical consequences of exposure to contaminated air

15 December 2020 – 1830 – 2030 UK time

16 December 2020 – 0900 – 1100 UK time

GCAQE Webinar Team

gcaqe@gcaqe.org

CBC Interview

CBC Interview with Union President Wesley Lesosky of Air Canada, concerning lack of adequate screening at airports during the COVID19 pandemic

http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1715310659537/ 

Right to Refusal Guide

The Airline division has released a notice about the right of refusal. Click on the link to review

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COVID-19 Update

We encourage our membership to keep updated with our current stance during this epidemic. Flight attendants are at an increased risk due to the nature of our work, but it is good health and sanitary practices that minimize risk.

https://cupe.ca/novel-coronavirus-covid-19-and-flight-attendants

Coronavirus Outbreak Update

CUPE has issued a release regarding the Coronavirus outbreak. I ask that you review CUPE’s position on the subject, detailed in the links below, with the knowledge that we will have their support in ensuring that our members are given the tools and procedures necessary to keep them safe during this unfortunate outbreak.

EN: https://cupe.ca/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-and-flight-attendants

FR: https://scfp.ca/le-nouveau-coronavirus-2019-ncov-et-les-agents-de-bord

Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions:   2019 Novel Coronavirus-FAQ for FA

Information on the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) for Flight Attendants: 

Cabin Crew Harassment and Violence Survey

The International Transport Federation (ITF) along with other Global Union Federations (GUFs) have fought hard over the last number of years for the ratification of the International Labour Office (UN) (ILO) Convention 190 on violence and harassment in the workplace.

Members in aviation face harassment and violence every single day.  To demonstrate the level of violence and harassment that cabin crew members face, the ITF is asking unions across the world to share the Cabin Crew Harassment and Violence Survey found here.

Please, we ask our members to take the time to do the survey, and use your voice and experience to make change for the future. 

Cardiovascular Strain Research

Elisabeth Goffeng, formerly of the Norwegian Cabin Crew Union, has published an informative research paper on cardiovascular strain among cabin crew and pilots. Knowledge can give us the power to take necessary precautions, and make change for safer work environments. Click on the link below to empower yourself.

Cardiovascular strain research