The Union is happy to announce that the Company has just advised us that there will be 338 recall notices going out. These notices will take effect with the July 2020 block month. The Company has also confirmed that these recalls are all for Air Canada Mainline positions. In addition, those recalled will be recalled back to their home base.
All members being recalled will be notified via a 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 call.
We have also had confirmation from the Company that the block hours for July will now be 80 hours and not 85 as planned.
Many of you have reached out regarding the next steps in the process of returning to work. There has been much information floating around and we wanted to update you on what to expect and what your requirement is in the process.
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 days to reply to the employer, from the date the letter was post marked. We have been advised that the letters will go out June 19, 2020.
What happens if I am due for training?
When you are recalled, you will be put into a training class.
Can I be recalled to a base, other than the base I was laid off from?
Yes, as per Article 17.16.03 and 17.16.05, you can be recalled out of base, however you are not required to accept the position. If you choose not to accept a position out of base, you must reply, in writing, within 14 days from the date the notice was sent. Failure to reply within this time limit will result in his/her being removed from the seniority list and thereafter s/he shall be deemed to have resigned without notice.
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 for clarity on the process or any concerns you may have.