Arbitrator’s Award – CHQ-19-34 – Violation of Article L28 (Crew Breaks/Sleep on TAP A330 Aircraft)

The Union was advised of the outcome of CHQ-19-34 – Violation of Article L28 (Crew Breaks/Sleep on TAP A330 Aircraft).  A copy of the Grievance and Bulletin can be found HERE.

Arbitrator Gedalof concluded that the Collective Agreement does not provide the right claimed by the Union: “I conclude that the Company has not breached the collective agreement by failing to reconfigure the TAP A330s to include high comfort jump seats. Neither, having regard to the particular legs being flown by the TAP A330s, has it breached the collective agreement by failing to ensure that cabin personnel are consistently provided with designated seats in which to sleep on their breaks.”  Click HERE to view the entire award.

This is extremely disappointing to the Union and the membership as a whole. It will be paramount for us to push hard to obtain proper crew rest areas on all aircraft that operate overseas, not just on the A330 in 2025.

In solidarity,