INSIDE THIS ISSUE - July 12, 2016
• WEBCAST and Roadshow Reminder
• AFA Dues
• Special Leave Bids Closing July 15, 2016
Ladies and Gentlemen of Council 21,
The Full Tentative Agreement is available online .
Webcast and HKG Roadshow Reminder
The JNC Information Webcast will be held this Wednesday, July 13, at 1100 EST. Please RSVP to the webcast at OurContract.org. The webcast will be archived and available for later viewing .
HKG Roadshow July 22,2016
Time: 09:00 - 13:00
Renaissance Harbour View Hotel
1 Harbour Road, Wanchai
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Special Leave Bids Closing
Special 3 and 7 Month Leave of Absence
The company announced they will be offering a three (3) and seven (7) month Special Leaves of Absence starting with the September 2016 schedule month, as provided under Section 23.B. of our Contract.
Bidding for this Special Leave will close on Friday, July 15,
3 Month Leave - August 30, 2016 (08-30-16) through November 29, 2016 (11-29-16)
7 Month Leave - August 30, 2016 (08-30-16) through April 01, 2017 (04-01-17)
Should you choose to bid for this special leave it is important to carefully review the company's Special Leave of Absence information, particularly as it pertains to insurance, pass travel, vacation and sick leave accrual. Special Leave status will affect each of these benefits and could also affect seniority accrual if on Special Leave status for more than 180 days in any 12 month period, as outlined in Section 23.B. of the Contract.
Please note, Flight Attendants awarded Special Leaves totaling 180 days or more within a 12 month period will not accrue seniority for each of the days in excess of 180 days on Special Leave status. These individuals will also be away from the workplace during the Contractual Vacation Bidding timeline which, based on the language in Section 18.E., opens on October 29th at 0830 Local domicile time. Finally, current Vacation Accrual is measured from September of one year through August of the subsequent year. These Special Leaves of Absence will impact (reduce) vacation accrued in 2017 for use in 2018. In other words, those individuals who take this seven (7) month special leave will experience a reduction in their 2018 Vacation accrual - a 7/12 reduction in the amount of vacation to which Contractually entitled by their company seniority.
Flight Attendants wishing to take advantage of this opportunity should make an informed choice and consider the benefits and consequences of this and all Special Leave and any other periods of absence during the past