The Union wishes to advise you that a resolution has been reached for grievance CHQ-20-12 – Post Duty Ground Credit, which was filed in relation to additional ground-time incurred by cabin crew operating to Hong Kong (HKG). This is as a result of the COVID-19 testing upon arrival and waiting at the designated holding areas until all crew receive their results.
As many cabin crew have reported, this testing procedure has caused late arrivals for check-in at the hotel.
The Company and Union have signed off on the attached MOA (CLICK HERE), where the company will pay operating and deadheading cabin crew who must abide by the test and hold requirements in HKG, 1 hour and 30 minutes at their regular rate of pay for their classification applicable to the duty period, retroactive to March 20, 2021. The Company will process the retroactive payments on the next pay cheque and payment will continue going forward while the test and hold requirements are in place.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.