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Update re: CHQ-22-20, Reserve Airport Standby, More Than Twice (B8.20.02)

Dear Mainline Reserve Members,

As a follow up to the last bulletin issued on March 11, 2022 (click HERE to view the bulletin), we wanted to update you on the status of our policy grievance on this matter.

It has now been scheduled for arbitration on May 24, 2023 before our Chief Arbitrator William Kaplan.

As a reminder to our reserves, Article B8.20.02 is very clear and you cannot be assigned a third airport standby before all other reserves (at your base in that block month) have been assigned airport standby twice. Ensure to ask scheduling if other reserves at your base have been assigned twice before they assign you to your third airport standby.

***Also, if you are assigned airport standby AFTER being assigned a pairing that you are advised you are no longer required for, that airport standby counts towards the 2 airport standby limit.  

Please contact your Local Union Office immediately if you are assigned a third airport standby if other reserves have not been assigned twice, and the company has not removed it after it was brought to their attention.

In Solidarity,

Wesley Lesosky
President, Air Canada Component of CUPE