What’s Up Wednesday: busting myths (week one)!

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The more conversations we have with Encore flight attendants, the more we learn that there’s a lot of information floating around out there – and not all of it is correct. So your Encore organizing team wants to do a little myth-busting. Look out for more mythbusters over the next few weeks to see some key myths busted, and share with your friends and colleagues.

  1. “Mainline Flight Attendants are certified, which means we’ll get a union automatically.” True or false?

False! The Mainline has certified, but Encore is still ongoing. WestJet Encore is technically a separate company and a majority of Encore flight attendants must sign a union card and pay a $5 membership fee in order to proceed with our own union representation. The good news? If we work together, we can build our union.

  1. “Certification is a done deal, I just need to wait for it.” True or false?

False! If we want a union, we have it build it together. That means talking to our friends and colleagues about signing a card. Signing your card is not enough. The only way to gain CUPE representation is to get a majority of flight attendants to sign their support. That won’t happen if we don’t talk to each other.

  1. “CUPE is here to help me make an informed decision and protect my privacy.” True or false?

True! CUPE organizers are available to answer any questions you have and to share information with you about the advantage of becoming a unionized flight attendant. And, signing a card is confidential. The company never knows who signed a card. Get in touch at encore@cupe.ca!

Spread the word, and invite a friend to the union! encore.cupe.ca