Thursday, July 29, 2021
Rescheduling Issues Part V: Last Sequence of the Month Pay and Credit
Crew Scheduling has been failing to notify Flight Attendants that the origination of their last sequence of the month has cancelled, as required in JCBA 10.J.2.c. They are waiting until the crew reports for their sequence and then notifying them that they are rescheduled to other flying. This is a violation of our JCBA, and is disrespectful to Flight Attendants.
There are two provisions of JCBA Section 10.L that apply to the rescheduling of your last trip (or last series of trips) of the month. The sequence(s) will be designated with an ‘LS’code on your HI1, and listed in the header of the HI1 under either LAST or LOCK, with the sequence number(s) and date(s):
If your last sequence (or series of sequences) of the month cancels in its entirety, you are pay protected for the entire sequence.
If the origination of your last sequence of the month has canceled, the company may request that you split onto the sequence. You will be pay protected for the entire sequence, including the canceled portion.
Here are some frequently asked questions to help you in the event there is a disruption to your last sequence (or series of sequences) of the month:
Question 1: I just looked at my sequence for later today and noticed that the first two segments have cancelled. This is my last sequence of the month. What should I do?
Call Crew Scheduling. You may be required to split onto your trip as long as you are notified prior to the completion of the first scheduled duty period. If there was only one flight on your first duty period, and you need a hotel room, they will provide you with one. (JCBA reference: 10.L.3)
Question 2: I reported for my last sequence of the month and now the first flight is delayed and will probably cancel. What happens now?
Crew scheduling may split you back onto your original sequence only; they may not reschedule you to other flying. (JCBA reference: 10.L.3)
Question 3: Can I ever be rescheduled during my last sequence of the month?
Yes, but only after origination (departure of first flight) as referenced in JCBA 10.L.5.
Contact APFA for Assistance
The APFA Contract and Scheduling Desk is available at 817-540-0108, Monday through Friday from 0700 – 1900 (CDT) to answer questions. Our APFA Live Chat online is available from 1500 – 2300 (CDT), Monday through Friday. You may also use APFA Live Chat on Saturday, Sunday, and holidays, from 0900 – 1700 (CDT). The live chat link may be found on the home page of APFA.org.
If you have reached out for assistance and discovered that you have been rescheduled incorrectly, please reach out to your Base Representatives to file a Notice of Dispute (NOD).
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