Your Union, the Airline Division of 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.
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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 ProvisionsCrew BunksDecember 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 restLOU 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