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HAC and other others in the aviation community have been making extensive oral and written submissions on certain proposals to change the Canada Labour Code.    The most offense elements, still under discussion make reference to a requirement to provide employees with 96 hours written notice of work schedule changes and 24 hours written notice of shift changes. Exactly how these two proposed amendments would work in an industry that depends on flexibility for its very survival, is anyone’s guess.  HAC has made two written submissions on these issues and multiple oral representations to Labour Canada staff. It remains to be seen whether Labour Canada will provide exemptions for certain employee groups in the Canadian helicopter industry.  

READ the HAC submissions:

Read the submission dated August 21 2019

Read the submission dated March 19 2020

 A number of other issues – most notably, inconsistencies between the proposed Labour Code amendments and Transport Canada’s Fatigue Management regulations have already been resolved.