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Sick Leave and Occupational Injury Notification

Date: August 18, 2017
Type: AFA Article

The Joint Implementation Team is targeting the December 2017 bid month for the harmonization of Sick Leave and Occupational Injury (OI) bank accruals under the Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement (JCBA).

As provided for under Section 13.A. of the JCBA, Flight Attendants will accrue sick leave each month based on paid activity in each designated quarter (September – November, December – February, March – May, June – August) to be credited on a quarterly basis as follows:

Paid Activity in Designated Quarter

Percentage of Accrual

Total Hours Accrued

120 hours or more


4 Hours

119:59 – 60 hours


2 Hours

59:59 or less


0 Hours

As we get closer to the implementation date, we will provide a more detailed explanation of the JCBA sick leave and OI accrual process.

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