Reporting Drafting & Short Crewing

Have you been drafted or have someone on your crew that has been drafted?

Report it here:
https://accomponent.ca/draft-reports/

Have you operated a flight that was short crewed?

Report it here:
https://accomponent.ca/short-crewing-report/

At a time when we have members laid off, we need you to report drafting and short crewing. If it affects you, please report it to the Union. Reporting through social media does not assist the Union, official reporting does.  The Union keeps track of short crewing and drafting, and has used this data in the past to show the company the need for further recalls.  When you take the time to report these issues to the Union, if needed, we then have statements required for any grievance process.  This is proactive and assists the Grievance Committee and your Local Officers in ensuring there is a case and demonstrates that it is a concern to the membership.  The Union relies on members to report violations, this signals issues to the Union so we are able to deal with them.

In solidarity,

Recall Notices – June 17, 2021

The Union is happy to announce that the Company has just advised us that there will be an additional 139 recall notices going out shortly for Cabin Crew positions at Air Canada Mainline. Those recalled to Air Canada Mainline will be recalled back to their home base.

The recalls to Mainline will take effect on July 1, 2021 and you must accept your recall within 7 days. The most junior member being recalled has a 2021 seniority of 16640.

All members being recalled will be notified via registered letter.  Please note that due to COVID-19, there may be some delays in these letters reaching you. To compensate for this the Company will also be advising all those recalled via Company email and a courtesy phone call.  Please check your recall notice for more details.

As a reminder the Collective Agreement says the following about recalls:

17.16.02  An employee on laid-off status shall be notified by the applicable company, of the first available assignment either at Air Canada Mainline or at Air Canada Rouge to which his/her seniority entitles him. Failure to advise the applicable company within seven (7) calendar days of the registered postmark date of his/her desire to be considered for the assignment shall disqualify him for the assignment.

Recall notice shall be sent by registered mail to the last address filed with the company.

The Company will reach out to you via registered letter to the last address you have listed with the employer.  You have 7 calendar days to reply to the employer if you intend on accepting your recall, from the date the letter was post marked.  We have been advised that the letters will go out today, June 17, 2021.

Do I have to accept a position back to my home base?  Can I decline the recall coming back to where I was laid off from?
As per Article 17.16.04 the following is applicable:

17.16.04  If the employee is notified of a permanent assignment at the point of layoff, s/he must accept, and report for duty within fourteen (14) calendar days from the date notice was sent. An acceptance of permanent assignment at other than the point of layoff shall be optional for the individual concerned; however, should s/he accept, s/he shall report for duty within twenty-one (21) calendar days from the date of registered postmark. This time limit may be extended by Air Canada or Air Canada Rouge, as applicable, under extenuating circumstances.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us for clarity on the process or any concerns that you may have.

In solidarity,

Staffing Update – June 7, 2021

Please see the staffing updates below:

Air Canada Mainline Recalls
In the last week, two batches of recall letters have been sent.

The first batch of 348 recalls went out on June 3, 2021. As these recalls were all to the point of layoff, members must accept their recall by Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 23:59 EDT.

The second batch of 414 recalls went out on June 6, 2021. As these recalls were also all to the point of layoff, members must accept their recall by Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 23:59 EDT.

Updated Seniority List
Your Union has updated the seniority list with the most recent recalls and retirements using information provided by Air Canada. Please remember that your seniority number will not change, only your ranking is updated on the list as members resign and retire.

*** Please note there may be errors or omissions, if you are aware of any please contact your union. You will also note that those members on leaves but senior enough to avoid layoff will be coded as Active. ***

Click HERE for an Updated Seniority List as of the June 2021 Block Month.

Retirements 
In addition, please see the current retirement numbers below, including the ERIP retirements.  You can also view full details over the past three years by clicking HERE.

In solidarity,

Recall Notices – June 6, 2021

The Union is happy to announce that the Company has just advised us that there will be an additional 414 recall notices going out shortly for Cabin Crew positions at Air Canada Mainline. Those recalled to Air Canada Mainline will be recalled back to their home base.

The recalls to Mainline will take effect on June 20, 2021 and you must accept your recall within 7 days. The most junior member being recalled has a 2021 seniority of 15940.

All members being recalled will be notified via registered letter.  Please note that due to COVID-19, there may be some delays in these letters reaching you. To compensate for this the Company will also be advising all those recalled via Company email and a courtesy phone call.  Please check your recall notice for more details.

As a reminder the Collective Agreement says the following about recalls:

17.16.02  An employee on laid-off status shall be notified by the applicable company, of the first available assignment either at Air Canada Mainline or at Air Canada Rouge to which his/her seniority entitles him. Failure to advise the applicable company within seven (7) calendar days of the registered postmark date of his/her desire to be considered for the assignment shall disqualify him for the assignment.

Recall notice shall be sent by registered mail to the last address filed with the company.

The Company will reach out to you via registered letter to the last address you have listed with the employer.  You have 7 calendar days to reply to the employer if you intend on accepting your recall, from the date the letter was post marked.  We have been advised that the letters will go out today, June 6, 2021.

Do I have to accept a position back to my home base?  Can I decline the recall coming back to where I was laid off from?
As per Article 17.16.04 the following is applicable:

17.16.04  If the employee is notified of a permanent assignment at the point of layoff, s/he must accept, and report for duty within fourteen (14) calendar days from the date notice was sent. An acceptance of permanent assignment at other than the point of layoff shall be optional for the individual concerned; however, should s/he accept, s/he shall report for duty within twenty-one (21) calendar days from the date of registered postmark. This time limit may be extended by Air Canada or Air Canada Rouge, as applicable, under extenuating circumstances.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us for clarity on the process or any concerns that you may have.

In solidarity,

Severance Pay – Payment Update

Recently the Union was advised that the “Employee Care Team” at Air Canada Mainline was advising members that Severance Payments were coming out in 4-6 months.

Once we were advised of this through official means, we were able to immediately advise Labour Relations of this.

We were advised yesterday, June 3, 2021, that the employer is attempting to get all members paid by manual cheque mailed to your address on file in accordance with that timeline.  The replies with 4-6 months were not correct, and this was confirmed yesterday.

In our opinion Section 247 of the Canada Labour Code is clear that the amount should be paid within 30 days of the anniversary of the layoff:

Payment of wages

247 Except as otherwise provided by or under this Part, an employer shall

(a) pay to any employee any wages to which the employee is entitled on the regular pay-day of the employee as established by the practice of the employer; and

(b) pay any wages or other amounts to which the employee is entitled under this Part within thirty days from the time when the entitlement to the wages or other amounts arose.

Thank you to all the members that sent us the official communication.  Please remember, it’s always faster to reach out directly to your Union to ensure we can deal with your concerns promptly. We will have regular updates on this with the employer, and if there are any further issues they will be communicated.

In solidarity,