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

Union Update

Rouge Duty Overtime – Update on Payments
As per the bulletin send out on September 2, 2022 (CLICK HERE), the Company has just confirmed the Rouge Overtime Premium will be implemented retroactively to Arbitrator Ready’s original award date of May 20, 2022.  This is welcome news for our Rouge members.  If you have any issues with payments, please reach out to your Local Union Office.

Vacation Assignment for New Hires and Flow Through Members
We have confirmed with the company that they are in the process of assigning members with vacation time, please verify in Globe for your assigned vacation.  Once you have vacation assigned, you are able to bid on Vacated Vacation Switches as per Article 8.11 of the Collective Agreement.

Pay Issues for Flow Through Members
There has been an increase of members who have reached out in regard to your pay rate once you officially flowed over to Mainline from Rouge.  The Union is looking into this with the Company and once we have an update, we will reach out to all those affected individually.  We understand this has taken some time, we needed to pull reports to verify leaves, training, and initial assignments to ensure the employer had updated information to work with.

Call In Reserve
Mainline and Rouge members, when you are on a Call In day, you are required contractually to call the night prior for your assignment, at the call in time, you will be awarded a pairing, a leave with pay until the next call in period, or be converted to ready reserve.  Please ensure you contact the Union if you have any questions or concerns.

Crew Changes on Through Flights
Did you know when there is a crew change on a through flight, only the inbound crew is entitled to post period ground duty for remaining onboard, this is as per Article 5.08.  Outbound crews should not be pressured to relieve the inbound crew earlier than their check in time.  We understand the challenges placed on our current operation and ask that the Service Director claim when entitled.

Metering Pay
Reminder to Service Directors, the Union is receiving many reports of ground claims not being put in.  If your flight is applicable to metering pay, please remember this is not automatic and you must go in and claim it for your crew.  If you need assistance on eClaim, please reach out to your Local Union office or your Manager for assistance.

In solidarity,