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

Surplus Update 11

Involuntary Inactive Status Update
Yesterday, April 19, 2020, letters were issued to our Air Canada Mainline members who have been involuntarily placed on inactive status for the period of May 5th to June 6th, 2020. Please check your Air Canada email for this letter if you have not already done so.

If you were involuntarily placed on inactive status you have until April 22, 2020, at 20:00 EDT to make a decision on whether you want to remain on the Air Canada payroll with CEWS or be taken off the Air Canada payroll and apply for the CERB. If you do not submit a preference you will automatically be placed on CEWS. Please check your letter for details on how to make your selection.

NOTE:  For those of you who selected Off Duty Status for April 2020, the Company will be issuing further information for the CEWS/CERB programs shortly. When the Union has more information on this, we will advise.

Bidding Information for May 2020
For those that remain active for the May 2020 block month, PBS bidding has now opened. Our PBS Chairperson would like to remind you to have a reserve bid ready. “Having one is not a trigger for PBS to award you one. Having one is a backup just in case you are assigned reserve”. Please remember you have a Local PBS Representative that can assist you with bidding reserve as well as any other bidding information you may need.

Service Directors Operating as Flight Attendants
Service Directors should check the cover page of the bid package, as some junior Service Directors will need to also submit a PBS bid in the Flight Attendant classification.

In the event that you bid for, and hold Flight Attendant flying as a Service Director your pay will be based on the following from the Collective Agreement:


YEARS OF SERVICE Effective April 1, 2020 Effective April 1, 2021 Effective April 1, 2022 Effective April 1, 2023 Effective April 1, 2024
I (1st year) $58.61 $59.78 $60.98 $62.20 $63.44
II (2nd year) $59.79 $60.99 $62.21 $63.45 $64.72
III (3rd year) $62.88 $64.14 $65.42 $66.73 $68.06

NOTE: The above wage scale will apply to Assistant Purser employees operating as a Flight Attendant on a month to month basis.

B767 – LOU 51
Please note that as there is no B767 flying, the Crew Rest Committee will not be issuing the monthly LOU 51 bulletins. Once the B767 re-enters the fleet, they will be resuming the bulletins to assist everyone.

Rouge Flying – May 2020
Currently, there is no planned flying at Air Canada Rouge.  Once we get confirmation of flying coming back to Air Canada Rouge, we will advise you all.

We understand that so much is changing rapidly, and we will continue to keep you informed with regular updates this week. Please continue to reach out.

In solidarity,