Welcome to the CUPE Local 4092 Official Website, representing Air Canada Flight Attendants in Toronto!

A local Membership meeting will be held Thursday February 22, 2018 at 13:00 in the TCAT room. Click here for a map.

CUPE continues to work to improve the health and safety of all flight attendants in Canada. We have received many complaints from our membership about inadequate rest time, and shifts that are too long leading to fatigue. With the increase in workload caused by the reduction in crew and minimal amounts of rest between flights, many CUPE flight attendants are reporting such fatigue that they are concerned about the performance.
To make the case to Transport Canada that we need regulatory requirements on items such as flight duration, rest time, consecutive duties days etc., the Airline Division Health and Safety committee has developed the following survey for all members to fill out. This survey should take 5 to 10 minutes of your time, and will allow us to paint a more accurate picture of the problem in our submissions to Transport Canada. No identifiable information will be released, and data will be presented in aggregate.Thank you for taking time to fill out this important survey. http://surveys.cupe.ca/index.php/889565?lang=en

Contact your Union Directly
Just another friendly reminder that your yyz union office is open and available to deal with your concerns 6 days a week. Monday to Friday our hours are 9-6 pm, Saturday and holidays 10-4. You can email us anytime at office@local4092.ca or call (905) 676-4293. Due to the high volume of investigatory meetings, there may be a delay in responding to your concern, so please always leave a message. We will call you back later that day.To join our email list, change your address or contact info, follow this link. When you contact us directly, we will be able to assess the situation and advise you of your rights and the proper course of action in order to resolve your issue in the most expedient manner. Social media is not an efficient way to inform us of your concerns.

Protect your pensions! Watch this video to see why C-27 is so dangerous. Get CUPE National President Mark Hancock's letter to the government here.

Have an OBSM on board? The consent award tells you what they can and cannot do on board and this bulletin outlines the ongoing issues CUPE has with the program. Check out the November 2016 Move Me News for a list of OBSMs and the January 3 2017 editions for a list of CNX managers.

Improvements to EI for Maternity
As of December 3, 2017, eligible pregnant employees will be able to receive EI Maternity benefits up to 12 weeks before their due date. Parents will also be able to choose to receive EI benefits at the current maximum benefit rate of $543 / week or up to 18 months at a max benefit rate of $326. Check our November bulletin for more info or visit your local Service Canada office.

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The GoodLife registration program is available here.

Check out our new "Days Off" page, for interesting movies, books, music, recipes and apps and our new "Community Page" to see what your fellow F/As are doing!

Upcoming Events

PBS Monthly Bidding Info

Block month starts Mar 3rd and ends April 1st
It is an 80-hour block month.
Min is 71 and Max is 80

Attention: Coverage/unstacking
For the block month of March there is a shortage of Flight Attendants, please be advised coverage/unstacking could occur higher. Please cover yourself when bidding. If you have a route language please cover yourself and bid your language(s).
Please keep in mind, that there could be possible coverage during the week of Easter and coverage the weekend before and after March break

MD on PEK an update
The company has removed 1MD speaker on the YYZ-PEK-YYZ route due to a shortage of qualified speakers.
The route for March will be crewed with 4MD speakers vs. the usual 5MD. As soon as there are have sufficient coverage the company will add the language again.

REMINDER THE NEW UI WILL RUN ALONG WITH THE CURRENT BIDDING SYSTEM – if there Is an extension this will be communicated
The new ui will run along with the current bidding system until the month of March 2018

New UI Presentations at the Comm Center (one of the conference Comm Center).
This is only a Power Point Presentation, please know that computers will not be available to bid on. You may bring your own device if you would like.
The Dates and times are as follows:
Feb 13th 11:00, 13:00 and 15:00
Feb 15th 11:00, 13:00 and 15:00

On Board Crew Rest

You are entitled to take your onboard crew rest, even if this means altering the service. See our bulletins below.

Local Bulletin
Component Bulletin
Crew Rest Guide & Sleepwear Provisions
Crew Bunks
December Crew Rest Guide


Please report to the Company and the union if you are unable to complete service and/ or 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.

Under the terms of the Collective Agreement you are entitled to an additional 30 minutes crew rest on board LOU18 & 22 flights only. (See LOU 60 for detailed contract language)

B14
Scheduled flight over 11:30 are entitled to 2 hours crew rest

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:
www.purplewaveyyz.com

office@local4092.ca
1-905-676-4293
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