March 15, 2023 at 9:00 AM
Unifor's negotiated Settlement on 10 Paid Sick days for Federally regulated employees
This is to follow up on the earlier bulletin regarding Air Canada’s implementation of the new federal legislation on paid sick leave, which was shared on February 23, 2023.
We are now pleased to share the following information on what you can expect from the new paid sick leave provisions being introduced:
Effective immediately, ten (10) Paid Medical Leave days and 51 hours (full-time) or 24 hours (part-time) Family Responsibility Leave hours will be made available to you.
The new Family Responsibility Leave hours will replace both the Family Care Days (as described in Article 11.08.01 of our collective agreement) and the “Federal Family Responsibility days”, so that instead of 3 paid days (FR), you will have a single allotment of Family Responsibility Hours which can be used for any of the reasons listed under the federal Family Responsibility code (see link).
If you are using Family Responsibility Leave hours on a day where you have picked up an additional shift, the hours of the additional shift will also be deducted from your Family Responsibility Leave hours.
Medical Leave days will be deducted in 1-day increments, whether you call in sick before the start of your shift or part-way through your shift as per the code. However, Family Responsibility Leave can be used by the number of hours required.
If you are scheduled to work a double (including partials) but you are sick that day, you will be paid for both shifts however it will count as two (2) Paid Medical Leave days.
OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS
Any sick day taken between January 1, 2023 and now will be deducted from the 10 Medical Leave Days. If you reported the absence due to Family Care (under Article 11.08.01) will come out of the 51-hour Family Responsibility hours. If you find any errors in the company’s conversion, please notify your District Chairperson.
Employees may continue to bank any unused Medical Leave days, to a maximum of 12 days, for use in the following year.
If you have any questions, please contact your District Union Office.
Unifor/Air Canada In-Flight Crew Scheduling Bargaining Committee,
Nick Levore – District Chairperson/Bargaining Representative
Theresa Amicarelli – Assistant to the Local President
Tammy Moore – President, Unifor Local 2002
Frances Galambosy – Unifor National Service Representative, Airline Sector
Leslie Dias – Unifor Director, Airlines Sector
Unifor/Air Canada In-Flight Crew Scheduling
PDF: SICK TIME MOA
/23-03-15 Air Canada in-flight sick days EN.txt