The Union is happy to announce that the Company has just advised us that there will be an additional 148 recall notices going out shortly for Cabin Crew positions at Air Canada Mainline.
All members whose point of layoff is at Air Canada Mainline will be recalled to their point of layoff in this batch. This batch of recalls also includes members whose point of layoff is at Air Canada Rouge. As such they will be offered a position at Air Canada Mainline and will have the opportunity to decline the recall and maintain their recall rights.
The recalls to Mainline will take effect on August 19, 2021 for Mainline members and August 26. 2021 for Rouge members and you must accept your recall within 7 days. The most junior member being offered a recall has a 2021 seniority of 25010.
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. To ensure delivery of your recall response we suggest using your Air Canada email account.
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, August 5, 2021.
If your recall is to Air Canada Mainline and you are a Rouge member, you do not need to accept the recall but you must still reply to the recall notice. In this case you have up to 14 calendar days to reply to the employer advising that you are not interested in the recall but wish to be maintained on the seniority list for future recalls. Failure to respond to the recall notice will result in your name being removed from the seniority list.
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.