Local 4092 - Bulletins

By Law Referendum Results
Reserve RDO Premium
Briefing on the Bus
May 2018 bulletin
Drugs -Special Authorization
Late March 2018 Bulletin
March 2018 Bulletin
Crew Rest Committee Update
2018 Tax & Legislative Changes

Christmas, Compassion & Care
December 2017 -Holiday blues, Master Plan, Office hours, Flair & Ending Violence
November 2017 - Money. Maternity, Labour Code, Contacts & Meeting Dates
October 2017 - Convention Bulletin
September 2017 - FADAP, DH, Solidariity, Pharmacare, Labour Day & Local meeting
August 2017 - Change of Meeting date, Track your sick time and demand tax fairness
**Crew Rest on LOU flights**
July 2017 - Awards, Resolutions, Books Offs,Privatization, Ground Duty & A Canada Day Lament
June 2017 - Tag You're it!
January 2017 - Taxes, trading, grievances & marching..
March 8 - International Women's Day
March 2017 - Sick leave, draft...Privacy at the Airport
April 5 - Money, Passports, Privatization & Childcare
** On Board Crew Rest **
May - Convention and 2017 Local Meeting Dates
June - Brevets, Local Meeting & PBS

December 2016 -Vote, Money, Hours & Hoildays
December 2016 - Continuous Book Off, Best 3 Years, C-27, Leap Manifesto
November 2016- Radiation, Reform & Safer Skies
September 2016 Big Bulletin
August 2016 -Crew Rest, Expenses, Layovers, Health Benefits, GoodLife & TPP
July 2016 -Contact, National Reports, IST & CPP
June 2016 - Safety Pulse
June 2016 - Meeting, Reconfiguration, & A Better Plan for Us All
May 2016 - Meeting, Crew rest, Special Dinners & Wildfire Relief
April 2016 - Clarification to Crew Rest
April 2016- Cash, Crew Rest, By-laws, Budgets & "Mincome"
March 2016
March 2016 - UP Express, CLIFF, Claim Secure...
January - DH, DOT, COP & 2016
February 2016 Bulletin

April - Where one thread breaks
May - Local Update
May - Politics, Privitization,...
May - Have you been harmed...
May - Are your manuals up to date?
May - New Wheelchair Passenger...
August - Local Update
August - Newsletter
October - Think your vote doesn't count?
October -Newsletter
November- Report from CUPE National Convention
Good Life Deal for 2016
2015 Ratificaiton Vote Results
November- Checks, Stress & Pharmacare
December- Security Starts with You
December - One Clinic, Two rallies, Social Media...
December - Power Packs - When are they Boarded?


LOA and Booking Off
If you request a Leave of Absence and subsequently book off, you may have your book off denied and find yourself with an unavailable for duty - fault instead! Should this occur, please write a report to office@local4092.ca. It is our position that the Company cannot refuse your book off. If they have questions or concerns about the validity of your book off, they have the ability under Article 9 to request a medical note as substantiation. Please document all efforts and costs associated with any attempt to have the unavailable fault reversed, including if, how and when medication substantiation was requested.

Check your Pay Statements!
Don’t forget to check your pay statements anytime something new and exciting happens to your schedule. Duty Period Overtime, Reserve Day off and Draft premiums all appear under “ground duty credits” on your detailed flight pay summary, which can be found on HR Connex. For more information on how to read you pay summary, check out Administrative Procedures on Epub.

Do your duty please!
A gentle reminder that the Service Director should put in for ground duty credits any time meal, bar or water service is provided to passengers on the ground that exceeds 30 minutes. Flight attendants are not able to do such a claim themselves, so they rely on you to follow through on their behalf.

Why are you waiting to call in sick, block holder? Go to bed!

As a block holder, your book off only begins at the time you fail to report to work your flight due to illness. Waiting up until 12:01 to book off does not save you any sick days, so go to bed sleepyhead! In fact, waiting until the next calendar day to book off may cause problems for the operation, as crew scheduling cannot call replacement crew between 23:00 and 08:00, or more than 2 ½ hours prior to departure, to assign the pairing. This means that reserves are getting late call outs or possibly drafting may occur plus you feel like garbage because you are sick and stayed up too late. Call to book off as soon as you realize you are not feeling well. Sick days are charged in 24 hours increments, so watch the clock when you are booking back on instead if you are even 1 minute over the 24 hour period, you will be charged another sick day. Sick days are only deducted for duty days and non guaranteed days off.
Please note that for reserve members, your book off starts at the time of your call.
Check out Article 9, Sick Leave, B5.04 & .05 Legal Rest Periods of your Collective Agreement for more info

Pre-Approval & Special Authorization
CUPE would like to remind you that for large, out of pocket medical expenses, such as compression hose, orthotic inserts or orthopaedic shoes, you can have Claim Secure 'pre approve'the expense by submitting a predetermination or preauthorization form. Be sure to include theprice, brand & serial number of the product you wish to purchase. The form can be found un HR Connex> Benefits > ClaimSecure > Claim Forms.

A number of members have contacted the Benefits Committee with concerns that their claim for prescription drugs have been delayed or denied because ClaimSecure has instructed them to apply for Special Authorization.

The list of prescription drugs that require Special Authorization can be found through:

ACAeronet -> My Forms -> Special Authorization -> Drug List
Via the ClaimSecure app. My Forms -> Special Authorization -> Drug List

Lifetime Maximum for Health Benefits
Air Canada Claim Secure online has recently added access to your lifetime maximum amount. Each member of our health plan has a lifetime maximum amount of $50 000. When you make health benefit claims that exceed $2000 per year, the overage amount is deducted from your $50 000. We have access to a wide selection of health benefits some things, such as compression stockings or orthopaedic shoes can cost hundreds of dollars – so it is important to monitor your usage to ensure you continue to have coverage. To access your lifetime amount log into HR Connex -> Health & Dental Claims -> My Claims -> Claim Totals -> Lifetime Maximum

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