Collective Bargaining Agreement
Section 28 -- Missing, Internment, Prisoner of War Benefits
MISSING, INTERNMENT, PRISONER OF WAR BENEFITS
- Rate of Compensation
A Flight Attendant who, while engaged in the service for the Company, is interned or taken prisoner of war by a foreign government shall be allowed compensation at the basic monthly rate for the period during which interned or held prisoner of war; provided, however, that in the absence of knowledge on the part of the Company as to whether a Flight Attendant is alive or dead, compensation in such amounts shall be allowed until death is established or until there is a presumption of death under applicable law.
- Period of Compensation
A Flight Attendant who, while engaged in the service for the Company, becomes missing and whose whereabouts becomes unknown, shall be allowed compensation at the basic monthly rate for a period of twelve (12) months after disappearance or until such date as death is established, whichever occurs first. If, upon the expiration of the twelve (12) month period, any such Flight Attendant is still missing and her/his whereabouts are unknown, or if prior to that time, death is established, the Company shall pay or cause to be paid the death benefits provided in Section 13.D (Death Benefits).
The monthly compensation allowable under this Section 28 to a Flight Attendant interned, held prisoner of war, or missing shall be credited to such Flight Attendant on the books of the Company and shall be disbursed by the Company in accordance with the written directions for such Flight Attendant. The Company shall cause each Flight Attendant to execute and deliver to the Company prior to such assignment, a written direction in the form prescribed by the Company.
- Holding Payment
Any payments due to any Flight Attendant under this Section which are not covered by a written direction as above required, shall be held by the Company for such Flight Attendant and in the event of death, shall be paid to the legal representative of her/his estate.
- Compensation Exclusions
The monthly compensation allowable under this Section shall be in lieu of all compensation provided for by any law in respect to persons interned, held prisoner of war, or missing, and shall also be in lieu of all salary, expenses, and subsistence during the period in which a Flight Attendant is interned, held prisoner of war, or missing.
A Flight Attendant shall maintain and continue to accrue seniority and longevity for pay purposes during periods in which interned, held prisoner of war, or missing.
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