Local 4092 - Bulletins

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, 1:50, 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?


Tag, You're It! - Demand the Government Modernize the
Canada Labour Code & Protect Your Pension
The Federal Government needs to take Ontario’s lead! Recently Ontario announced changes to the Ontario LabourCode, including a $15 minimum wage, vacation improvements,emergency care leaves and restrictions on employersrequesting sick notes. Alberta also recently passed legislation
updating labour laws and making it easier to unionize. Now it’stime for the Federal government to step up to make changes to make it easier for workers to balance work, family and financial responsibilities. Let’s drag the Federal Government into the present, write to your MP and demand they modernize the Canada Labour Code too! Check out the Ontario Workplace Review Recommendations and proposed changes on the Ontario Ministry of Labour at

And while you're on your type writer....

....Defend your Pensions!!!
Express concern with Bill C-27, introduced in Parliament inOctober 2016. It would allow Crown corporations and federallyregulatedemployers to push employees to surrender defined
benefit pensions in favour of target benefit plans. In tough times,target benefits can be reduced, providing less retirement security for its members bad news for seniors, and our
economy. In 2015, Prime Minister Trudeau promised Federal Retirees that defined benefit pensions “which have already been paid for by employees and pensioners, should not be retroactively changed into [target benefit plans]”. But Bill C-27 would permit exactly that. We believe you should act to protect the retirement income security that’s already been earned by us and millions of other Canadians in definedbenefit plans, and reconsider the provisions in Bill C-27 that would allow retroactive pension
changes. Prime Minister Trudeau should honour his promiseand continue efforts to build better retirement income security for Canadians. Read more at www.cupe.ca

Click the link below to find your MP and write to them now!!!

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.

More Money in your Pocket

Spring has sprung and your wallet will be growing along with the spring flowers. Effective April 1, 2017 your hourly salary and domestic / transborder expense allowances will increase by 2%. In addition, we are expecting the 2016 Profit Sharing to be included with your April 17th pay statement. If you are on a leave of absence you will automatically receive the profit sharing upon return to active duty.

Expenses on All Night Pairings
We have received reports that since December 2015 some members have not been paid any expenses when working all night pairings. We are currently gathering evidence about this important issue. If you have worked an all night flight in the past year, please check your statements to see if you have been paid expenses, and if not, please make a claim. Send us a copy of your claim, whether approved or denied, your detailed flight summary and, for blockholders, a copy of your PBS block. We are unsure at this point how extensive the problem may be, but we were recently made aware of at least one member who was missing in excess of $400 per month. Email your information to office@local4092.ca.

Shooting Yourself in the Foot
Reduction in unproductive time wages paid for which the Company receives no work has always been a priority for the Company. The focus on attendance over the last few years has resulted in a members being called in for meetings, investigated and in some cases unfairly disciplined for excessive or pattern absenteeism. The Local is moving forward with grievances on these issues. We have also discovered that many members are taking unpaid leave of absence when ill instead of booking off, in order to avoid being caught on the absenteeism radar. This only benefits the Company, as now you are forfeiting a right in your Collective Agreement, a right that was negotiated in lieu of a pay increase or improvements to working conditions. Additionally, this decrease in book offs leads to the perception that the average number of book offs per employee per year is lower than it really is. This creates an unrealistic lowered expectation of the average number of book offs for all employees. CUPE and the Company negotiated 12 sick days per calendar year and the ability to accumulate days up to 125 in order to protect our salary and provide protection in case of illness. CUPE feels strongly that when you are ill you should book off and not take a leave.

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 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

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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