Welcome to the CUPE Local 4092 Official Website
Welcome to CUPE Local 4092, representing Air Canada Flight Attendants in Toronto!
Vacation bidding season is upon us. Check below for the dates of the open and closing for the 4 rounds.
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On October 19, 2016, the Liberal Government very quietly announced their pursuit of a new legislation, called Bill C-27
, which would allow many Canadian employers to withdraw from their Defined Benefit (DB)
Pension Plan obligations, and permit the conversion of secure DB plans into Target Benefit (TB) plans.
A target benefit plan is the opposite of a DB plan: benefits can be reduced at any time (even in retirement) and employers bear no risk (members bear the risk in a TB plan). If passed into law, this would endanger the retirement security of millions of Canadians, and could potentially be applied retroactively, and even compromise retirees’ existing benefits. Click here
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Vacation Bidding Dates
Round 1 bidding open: January 23, 2017 at 0800 EST
Round 1 bidding close: February 06, 2017 at 0800 EST
Round 1 Award publish: by February 07, 2017 at 0800 EST
Round 2 bidding open: February 07, 2017 at 0800 EST
Round 2 bidding close: February 21, 2017 at 0800 EST
Round 2 Award publish: by February 22, 2017 at 0800 EST
Round 3 bidding open: February 22, 2017 at 0800 EST
Round 3 bidding close: March 01, 2017 at 0800 EST
Round 3 Award publish: by March 02, 2017 at 0800 EST
Round 4 bidding open: March 02, 2017 at 0800 EST
Round 4 bidding close: March 09, 2017 at 0800 EST
Round 4 Award publish: by March 17, 2017 at 2300 EDT
Should you have any additional questions, do not hesitate to contact your local Crew Planning representative.
On Board Crew Rest
We are still asking members to submit reports if you are unable to schedule sufficient crew rest on long range flights. Please give us a schedule of how long the service took and and any further details on flight, such as equipment failures that prolonged service, turblence, passenger issues, medicals, crew complement, etc.
We have received some reports, but in order to determine if there is a trend, we need ongoing documentation. Flight attendants or Service Directors can send reports to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Under the terms of the Collective Agreement you are entitled to an additional 30 minutes crew rest on board long range flights.
LOU 18 flights:
duty periods under 14h59 are entitled to 2 ½ hrs on board crew rest
duty periods from 15 hrs to 16h15 are entitled to 4 hrs LOU 22A flights:
duty periods from 16h16 -17h10 are entitled to 4 hrs on board crew rest
duty periods from 17h11 - 18h00 are entitled to 4 ½ hrs.
Meal breaks are to be taken separately from the on board crew rest.
Use this link to report on board crew rest issues:http://www.purplewaveyyz.com/onboard-rest.html
We are aware that some briefing sheets on Globe for these flights currently may not reflect the entitlement to the additional 30 minutes and are seeking to have them altered.
LOU 18 flights out of Toronto for April are PEK, PVG, HND, NRT and DXB. LOU 22A flights are HKG and DEL. A detailed list of long haul flying across the bases is published each month in the block package.