All appropriate modifications to the Collective Agreement for PBS will be finalized after the provisions of Item 7(b) of the May 2003 MOU are either agreed to or arbitrated.
B3.01 BLOCK REVISIONS: Where a regular block is cancelled, altered or reduced as a result of a schedule revision, an error or the necessity to balance flying between bases, the procedure outlined below shall be applicable.
B3.02 BLOCK CHANGES PRIOR TO BID DEADLINE: Regular blocks shall be subject to change after publication and prior to bid deadline up to one (1) day in excess of the longest cycle at that Base. Any changes shall be published at that Base. No regular blocks shall be cancelled after the block change deadline.
B3.03 BLOCK RE‑WORK: Where practicable, prior to the block bid deadline, the blocks affected will be re‑worked and a complete re‑bid of all blocks within the classification affected at that Base will be made.
B3.04 NEW BLOCKS: Where a block re-work is not practicable, new blocks will be made up from available open flights before the start of the new block month.
The new blocks will be offered for bid along with any unbid supplemental blocks among the Regular Blockholders affected. The bid deadline shall be the day prior to the first day of the new block month.
Regular Blockholders affected by the block revision shall be contacted where practicable and advised of the new blocks and the bid deadline.
At the bid deadline the new blocks will be awarded based on valid bids received in accordance with seniority subject to classification and language requirements.
Any Regular Blockholder who could not be contacted or who does not bid or is not awarded a new block shall be subject to Article B6.03 ‑ Reassignment, based on the calendar days s/he was scheduled on duty in his/her initial regular block.
NOTE: A Regular Blockholder awarded a new block shall receive the greater of the scheduled credits for the block initially awarded or the actual credits earned in the new block.
B3.05 GENERAL: Where a block re‑work, make‑up of new blocks or re‑award is not practicable, the following procedure shall be applicable.
B3.05.01 Reduction in Block Complement: Where the block revision results in a reduction of the block complement, the Regular
Blockholders affected shall operate the flight, flight sequence or block involved in order of seniority subject to the block and aircraft complement, classification and language requirements.
NOTE: Where the block revision results in the fusion of two (2) or more blocks, the senior blockholders from the blocks affected shall operate the new flights or block subject to the block and aircraft complement, classification and language requirements.
B3.05.02 Pairing or Block Errors: Where, due to a pairing or block error, two (2) crews, complete or partial, are scheduled to operate a flight or flight sequence that one (1) crew, complete or partial could operate, the Regular Blockholders affected shall operate the flight or flight sequence involved in accordance with seniority subject to block and aircraft complement, classification and language requirements.
B3.06 REASSIGNMENT: Where a Regular Blockholder is unable to operate a flight, flight sequence or block as a result of a block revision, s/he shall be subject to Article B6.03 ‑ Reassignment.
B3.07 BLOCKED CHARTER/REGULAR PAIRING REVISIONS: Where a charter or regular pairing or part thereof in a regular or supplemental block is cancelled or rescheduled outside the originally scheduled calendar days, the blockholder shall have the option to operate the rescheduled pairing provided s/he is legal in all respects. If s/he elects not to operate the rescheduled pairing, or if the pairing is cancelled, the following procedure shall be applicable:
B3.07.01 A replacement charter or regular pairing may be included as part of the block on the calendar days on which s/he was scheduled for duty in his/her original block.
B3.07.02 If the last replacement charter or regular pairing is cancelled or altered, the blockholder affected shall be subject to Article B6.03 ‑ Reassignment.
B3.07.03 The blockholder affected by a charter or regular pairing cancellation or alteration will receive the greater of the scheduled credits of the highest of the blocked or substitute pairings or the actual credits earned.
NOTE: This procedure shall apply on a continuing basis through the month where the replacement pairings are affected.
If no replacement charter or regular pairing is included in the block by the day prior to the originally scheduled operation, the employee shall be subject to B6.03 ‑ Reassignment.
B3.08 WHERE A CHARTER OR REGULAR PAIRING OR PART THEREOF in a regular or supplemental block is cancelled or rescheduled within the original scheduled calendar days on which s/he was scheduled for duty, s/he will operate the rescheduled pairing.
B3.09 BLOCK OVERLAP CHANGES: Block overlap flights will be included in the blocks, but are subject to change prior to the block change deadline in the following month as follows:
B3.09.01 The blocks shall indicate “Overlap Subject to Change”.
B3.09.02 Known overlap changes shall be published with the blocks for the following month. Further changes may be made prior to the block change deadline in that month as indicated in B3.02 ‑ Block Change Prior to Bid Deadline.
B3.09.03 Blocked overlap flights will only be considered as blocked flights after the block change deadline.
NOTE: Overlap flights may be blocked up to the last arrival at Home Base in the first calendar day of the new block month on which they come through Home Base.
B3.10 OVERSEAS CUT OFF AT HOME BASE: Cabin Personnel will not be scheduled or assigned through Home Base following an overseas flight.