days until our Collective Agreement expires, we are preparing, we are united and we will make change.

Component Officers’ Update

As many things have come up over the last few weeks, we wanted to keep you posted on a few issues. Please note some items are only applicable to those members temporarily working at Air Canada Rouge.

Rouge – L55.09.04 – Work Allowance
As many members operating at Rouge noted, for the first month, the Company omitted to pay the $100 allowance for those who were active for the majority of the October 2020 block month.  We brought this forward to the employer, and they advised last week that this will be paid to you tomorrow, December 1st on your advance.

Rouge EAP
Please note as per Article 17.04.02 your mainline benefits have followed you over to Rouge, this includes EAP services. If you have any concerns you want to discuss with EAP, please reach out to EAP. Contact info can be found here: https://accomponent.ca/employee-assistance-program/

Mainline and Rouge Leaves for December 2020 Block Month
At this time, we have received no news on leaves for the December block month.  We appreciate and understand that many of you are already seeing reassignment and cancelations at this time. We will update you when we are aware of more information.

Mainline and Rouge – Revised Service Date Letters from Air Canada
The Union has been receiving many emails regarding the recent letters the company has issued on Revised Service Dates for those members who were recently recalled.  Please note that Article 17.15.01 speaks of this and the letter you are receiving is advising you of your adjusted service date for vacation, sick time, and step-on scale pay increases(if applicable).

17.15.01  An employee who is laid off due to a reduction in forces and who is subsequently recalled shall accrue seniority and service during the period of layoff.  Company service during layoff will not be applied for vacation, sick leave and step-on scale.

Please note, your seniority number and service date for travel and deadheading will not change.

COVID 19 – Have you tested positive?
If you have personally tested positive, please consider advising your Union.  This is confidential and to ensure we have information directly from you.  We can also assist you with the proper forms to fill out for Workplace Injury or Exposure.  These forms should always be filled out, and the employer cannot inhibit you from doing so.  Please email w.lesosky@accomponent.ca and in the subject line note “Confirmed Positive COVID-19”.  Please advise if the employer was notified and if you are experiencing any issues with pay, workers compensation etc.  We are all here to assist with this process and want to ensure there is no lapse in coverage or unnecessary use of company sick time or WIP.

Rouge – Annual Lead Opt-Out
The annual bid to opt-out of the Lead Position at Rouge is now open will close on December 7, 2020, at 08:00 EST. Awards will be published on December 11, 2020 and will be effective January 2021 block month through to the end of December 2021 block month. The form is accessible via the Rouge bidding site found via the following path: Rouge > In-Flight Service > Crew Scheduling & Planning > Lead Opt-Out.

COVID Leaves
Please remember when applying for a COVID Leave this needs to be done through eLeaves on the portal at Mainline, and at Air Canada Rouge, this is done through askrouge@aircanada.ca.

If you are denied your leave, you can write back through on the denied leave or email Melissa Diaz at melissa.diaz@aircanada.ca for more information.  Often, the leave is denied as the required information is not included in the request.  Please click HERE to see the COVID Leave Policy and HERE to see the FAQ for Mainline.

Please click HERE to see the COVID Leave Policy and HERE to see the FAQ for Air Canada Rouge.

Mainline Reserve Members
The Union has received reports of members working into days off at the end of the month and not having the time to have the days replaced.  As per Article B8.06, you are required to have 13 days off for a block month of 30-32 days, and 14 days off for 33-day block months.  If you have had this block rule violated, please reach out to your local.  Please note if you are scheduled to go below your minimum days off, advise the scheduler, and if it is not resolved, please contact your Local Office or 247@accomponent.ca.

In solidarity,

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