Morningstar Pilots: Welcome to the Air Line Pilots Association, International!

Congratulations! Today, the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) announced that the Morningstar pilots voted for ALPA representation. With 91.5 percent of eligible pilots participating in the election, 98.7 percent voted in favour of joining the world’s largest pilot union.

The CIRB will now approve the election results and issue a certification order. Following the issuance of the certification order, ALPA will appoint Morningstar pilots to serve as ALPA representatives.

The temporary representatives will have authority to begin ALPA work on behalf of the pilot group. Their main objectives will be to finish the membership drive and begin building the infrastructure of a strong union. In approximately 60 days, all the Morningstar pilots who have become ALPA members will be able to vote for permanent leaders through democratic elections.

Once the CIRB issues the certification order, ALPA will be in touch with more details and information on how you can become an active part of your union.

ALPA is a pilot-led, staff-supported Association, so it’s important now more than ever that you make your voices heard and fully participate in your union. It’s great to have you on board.

Morningstar Air Express LEC and MEC Update

MAL 208 has been established as a probationary local council for Morningstar Air Express.  The following appointed interim representatives and temporary officers are listed below.  Note that because MAL is a single-council airline, the LEC officers are also the MEC officers.

Jim Bergsma
MAL 208 Interim Captain Representative/Temporary Chairman and MAL MEC Temporary Chairman

Greg Hipwell
MAL 208 Interim First Officer Representative/Temporary Vice Chairman and MAL MEC Temporary Vice Chairman

Tim Parker
MAL 208 Temporary Secretary-Treasurer and MAL MEC Temporary Secretary-Treasurer

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