Sick Leave & Calling In Well
Dear Fellow Flight Attendants,
A few questions have been asked regarding the use of sick leave and calling in well via the Company blackberry “icon.”
Section 10.3 of the Agreement states as follows:
“Sick leave with pay shall be allowed whenever a Flight Attendant’s absence is found to have been due to illness or injury and sick leave with pay is requested in writing, consistent with Flight Attendant’s accrual. The company may require that a Flight Attendant who claims sick leave be examined by a Company designated physician, or that the Flight Attendant provide the Company with a medical doctor’s note from a physician of his choosing as to the expected return to work date. The Company shallassume the expense of the examination by such physicians. If the Company exercises its right to require an examination by a physician of its choosing, the Company shall have sole responsibility for arranging the examination. All examinations shall take place on a regularly scheduled duty day unless otherwise agreed to between the Company and Flight Attendant.”
Please note: When calling in well after 1700L time, you should not be charged a sick day for the following day. However, when you do call in well after 1700L and prior to midnight, be prepared to be assigned duty immediately.
For example, if you call in well any time before midnight, the Company may, at its discretion, assign you duty that same day. If that happens, then that day will NOT be charged a sick day. If no duty is assigned when you call in well, please contact the Company for your following day’s duty assignment.
If you have any questions regarding the sick leave, please contact a member of the FAEC. You may also find your number of sick days accrued (net) to date posted on the Company’s Crew Operations website which shall be updated on the 1st of each month.
BE ALERT WHERE YOUR BAGS, BACKPACKS, PURSES, ETC. ARE LOCATED! Keep them close or left under the watchful eye of a fellow crewmember. A NetJets Captain recently had his backpack stolen in the restaurant of the Hilton Hasbrouck in TEB.
Holiday Scarves and Ties
From Your Flight Attendant Negotiating Committee
As the Holiday Season is upon us, we are asking Flight Attendants who wish to wear the scarves and ties choose the colors of GREEN or GREEN themed backgrounds to show our solidarity. You will see pilots wearing RED for the same reason. The dates for the Holiday ties and scarves are November 25, 2013 through January 6, 2014.
Your Negotiations Committee will return to Columbus on December 8 to continue with bargaining. Please monitor the “hotline” number at
518-556-1316 for any updates with negotiations.
FAEC ELECTION BALLOT COUNT
Just a reminder that ballots will be counted on November 22nd for the (2) Gulfstream FA positions. Election results will be announced on Friday, November 22nd after the count.
Please continue to fly safely and call with any questions or concerns.
We wish you and yours a safe and blessed Holiday Season.
Local IBT, 284