Recall Notices – September 22, 2021

The Union is happy to announce that the Company has just advised us that there will be 45 recall notices going out shortly for Cabin Crew positions at Air Canada Mainline. In addition, there will be 162 recall notices going our for Cabin Crew positions at Air Canada Rouge’s Toronto (YTO) base.

Based on the composition of those next on the seniority list to be recalled, Mainline members will be recalled to their point of layoff. However, Rouge members will only be recalled to the Toronto (YTO) Rouge Base as there are no vacancies at the Montreal (YMQ) base. If you are offered a recall and were originally based in YMQ, you may decline your recall and await a future vacancy.

The recalls to Mainline and Rouge will take effect on October 6, 2021 except for those being recalled from YMQ who will have a report for duty date of October 13, 2021.  You must accept your recall within 7 days, and if applicable decline your recall within 14 days. The most junior member being offered a recall has a 2021 seniority of 36975.

In addition, the Company has advised us that there are plans for Cabin Personnel hiring to be announced shortly.  Please rest assured that all members on layoff will be offered and afforded a position PRIOR to any new hires coming online. 

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, September 22, 2021.

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.

In solidarity,