COLAs and Jobshare Information
January 12, 2018
MEC Central Schedule Committee
A total of 307 three-month (January-March) COLAs were awarded. COLA and Jobshares create schedule flexibility for Flight Attendants while providing management a means to reduce any overall manpower surplus as a result of seasonal decreases in flying. This also reduces the need to lower line averages and increases the company’s flexibility in managing Reserve utilization.
In addition to the 307 three-month COLAs awarded during the January through March period, there were a total of 600 jobshare requests for January, 2018, on a system-wide basis. Though not all requests were granted, the company has expressed there are still some domiciles which are overstaffed. Management has announced they are offering a one-month Company Offered Leave of Absence (COLA) and Jobshares for all Flight Attendants for the March 2018 bid period. The deadline to request the one month COLA or Jobshare will be January 20, 2018 at 1000 home domicile time. Requests for these programs are made via CCS.
To review the full System Scheduling Report outlining the assignment of flying for February, visit the MEC Central Schedule DSL Report on the MEC website.