The Union is filing Policy Grievance CHQ-21-03 as the Company is failing to ensure that crew members can obtain their contractually required onboard break/rest on the newly configured A330 Dream cabin aircrafts. Specifically, the High Comfort Jump seats at door 2 (L2/R2 stations) have been rendered unusable by the new Dream Cabin configuration as the privacy curtains have been removed and the lavatory doors open into the jump seats. This is a violation of the Collective Agreement and past practice.
It is unfortunate that the company signed off on crew rest provisions for flights over 7 hours yet is not affording crew a safe space to take their contractually entitled crew rest.
The union has attempted to resolve this with the company but unfortunately, we do not see a resolve to this unless we pursue a grievance.
President, Air Canada Component of CUPE