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

LOU 60 – Block Hour Guarantee MAINLINE ONLY

As many of you are aware, for the 2023 year, our Calgary base lost some of its overseas flying. This triggered LOU 60.03.05 of the Collective Agreement.

The letter of understanding states:

L60.03.05 In the event that the block hour guarantees in L60.03.02 are not met in any given year, other than by reason of Force Majeure Air Canada Mainline will be required to pay $750.00 to each Air Canada Cabin Crew Member at the affected base who was active for at least one (1) month during the year in which the target was not met. For Air Canada Mainline Cabin Personnel who were not active for the entire calendar year during which the target was not met, the $750.00 shall be pro-rated based on the length of their service as a portion of that year. The penalty will be paid by March 1.

We have been in discussions with Labour Relations on this front, and they have confirmed that as per the contractual requirement they will be paying this to our YYC based members.  For members that were based in YYC-Calgary who were not active for the entire calendar year shall have the $750.00 prorated.

We encourage you to verify the amount and watch for further communications from Air Canada on this. Following the payment, if you have any questions, please reach out to the Company for clarity.  If you need further assistance, please reach out to your local who can review and advise.

In solidarity,