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

CUPE wins court case regarding passenger safety!! Details here.

Happy 150th Birthday Canada! While we celebrate the founding of our country, we should also reflect on our past, especially our treatment of our Aboriginal population. 50 years ago Chief Dan George delivered a powerful and prophetic speech on indigenous rights called Lament for Confederation. While many of the issues he spoke of are still outstanding, there is reason for hope as First Nations have risen up in many of the ways Chief George predicted, most recently in reoccupying Parliament Hill.

CUPE National Convention concluded last week. Visit www.cupe.cafor more information on what took place over this 5 day event.

Check out our new campaign Tag you're it! to lobby the Federal Government to modernize the Canada Labour Code and 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.

Click here for the 2011-2012 Local Trustee report and Treasurers' response.
Click here for the 2012-2013 Local Trustee report and Treasurers' response.

Sign up for our newsletters and stay up to date! Click here for our online newsletter archive page or go to the "News" tab for PDF versions.

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

November block month is from Oct 31st to Dec 1st. It is a 32-day block month
It is an 80-hour block month. Min hour 71 and Max hours 76

Nov 5, 2017 - Daylight Saving Time Ends. Clocks fall back an hour

This is the second month for the NEW UI. Both systems will run together for four months. All the new features will be available on both systems.
During bidding, there will be New UI instructors who will be able to answer your questions on the new bidding system. Their names are Roger and Lynne.
There will also be your regular PBS instructors who are there to aid you on your regular bidding questions.

Bids open Oct 13th @0800
Bids close Oct 19th @0800
Awards published Oct 21st @2300
Contesting opens Oct 21st@2300
Contesting closes Oct 24th @2300
Contesting published Oct 25th @2300

Bid assistance hours
Friday 13th 08:30 to 15:30
Saturday 14th 10:00 to 17:00
Sunday 15th 10:00 to 17:00
Monday 16th 12:00 to 19:00
Tuesday 17th 11:00 to 18:00
Wednesday 18th 11:00 to 18:00

Roger's hours (new UI instructor)
Friday 13th 08:30 to 15:30
Saturday 14th 10:00 to 17:00
Tuesday 17th 11:00 to 18:00

Lynne's hours (new UI instructor)
Sunday 15th 10:00 to 17:00
Monday 16th 10:00 to 17:00
Wednesday 18th 11:00 to 18:00

ON Sunday Oct 15th Paul Bouchard our PBS chair and Marie-eve Simard our PBS tester and JC will be in Toronto to give a presentation on the new UI. There will be three presentations: 10:00, 13:00 and 15:00. This will take place in the TCAT room Level 2, T1

Please Note: Due to the renovations in the communication center the telephone number (905-676-4300 ext 1373040) is no longer available.
If you cannot come to the communication centre during training bid assistance you may send us an email at pbsyyz@gmail.com. If you would like to speak to an instructor, in your email please include a telephone number so we may call you and the best hours to contact you. You also may also leave us a message on the PBS line 416-798-3399 ext 252.

On Board Crew Rest

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

Local Bulletin Component Bulletin Crew Rest Guide & Sleepwear Provisions

We are still asking members to submit reports 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. (LOU 60)

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:

© CUPE Local 4092