Monday, September 14, 2020
Aircraft Staffing Changes
The Company has notified APFA of their intention to change the staffing levels on specific equipment and routes, beginning with the October bid month. APFA strongly objects to any staffing changes during this challenging time, and we did not participate in any discussions related to the staffing level changes.
The staffing reductions will take place on IPD sequences operating with the following equipment:
777-300 three class will go from 13 bid positions to 11.
FA1/Purser will serve FC through table linens and flex to Business Class.
All Galley positions will flex to aisle.
777-200 two class will go from 10 bid positions to 9.
FA5 will flex to aisle.
FA2 will flex to aisle.
FA5 Galley will flex to Business Class
FA3 to cover both aisles from the aft working forward.
FA2 Galley will flex to Main Cabin aisle when Galley duties are done.
The staffing reduction will also change the amount of bid positions on the A321T transcontinental service:
A321T will go from 6 bid positions to 5.
FA1/Purser First Class Galley and Aisle.
FA5 Business Class galley and flex to aisle.
FA4 flex to First Class and Business Class as needed when complete in Main Cabin.
APFA is currently in discussions with the Company regarding the speaker complement on IPD flights due to the reduction in staffing.
APFA does not agree with the proposed staffing changes, which assign an unreasonable workload to Flight Attendants. We will continue to fight for fair and adequate staffing and a return to our normal staffing guidelines. As a result, APFA will be filing a Presidential Staffing Grievance.
APFA National Contract Chair
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