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:
2020The history of contaminated air – Part 1 of 2 – From the year 1945 to 2000.
The history of contaminated air – Part 2 of 2 – From 2000 to present day.
The flight safety aspects of contaminated air.
Contaminated air – An Australian perspective
Contaminated air – A UK perspective
Contaminated air – A Canadian perspective
2020 – 1800 – 2000 UK time
Contaminated air – a film makers perspective
Contaminated air for beginners
The medical consequences of exposure to contaminated air
GCAQE Webinar Team
CBC Interview with Union President Wesley Lesosky of Air Canada, concerning lack of adequate screening at airports during the COVID19 pandemic
Right to Refusal Guide
The Airline division has released a notice about the right of refusal. Click on the link to review
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.
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.
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.