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

Vacation Payout and Reduced Block Program

As you may be aware, the Company has put out two bulletins recently.

The first is directed to those that are awaiting vacation reconciliation for the 2019-2020 vacation year which ended on April 30, 2020.

The company has issued the following information:

Reconciliations for crew based in YUL, YYC and YVR have been completed, and active employees will see their payouts added to the next paycheque.

Inactive employees may contact the Employee Care Team at to have those funds released. Kindly note that any payment released to you as vacation reconciliation will generate a new record of employment that must be declared while on employment benefits (EI and/or CERB), which may negatively impact your benefits.

Please know that we are presently processing the remaining payouts for YYZ base as quickly as we can and anticipate completing the reconciliations in September. Should you require your payout as soon as possible due to immediate financial obligations, we invite you on an exceptional basis to email to request an urgent payout.

Please include “IFS Vacation Payout” in the subject line of your email for urgent requests.

If you have any questions or require further clarification, please contact the Employee Care Team at

We have been working to get this actioned as soon as possible, please ensure that you send the information required with all requests.

The second bulletin is regarding the Annual Reduced Block Program (RBP). These eight-month RBPs are offered annually starting with the October 2020 block month through to the May 2021 block month.  The bidding site is available on eForms and bidding is now open. Bidding will close on September 2, 2020 at 8:00 EDT. If you are interested in applying, please review the information on Aeronet which has the full details.

In solidarity,