The Company has advised the Union that effective
today and throughout the Holiday period
Schedulers will record a sick call and not patch
a flight attendant into Inflight.
Schedulers are telling flight attendants the
"I've recorded your sick call. I have been
requested to advise you that you are required to
contact your InFlight Supervisor after this
Inflight Supervisors do have the right to
require a Doctor's note.
Flight attendants have the following contractual
rights (SECTION 8-5):
H.1. A doctor's statement may be requested for
any sick occurrence in excess of four (4)
occurrences during any continuous active twelve
(12) month period.
2. Notwithstanding the above, the Company may
require a physician's written confirmation of
illness or injury or make personal inquiries of
the type or nature of such illness or injury
when a supervisor can demonstrate he/she has
reasonable cause to believe that an individual
flight attendant's use of sick leave may have
been for other than legitimate reasons. Further,
the cost of such physician's confirmation,
pursuant to Paragraph H.1. above and this
Paragraph, shall be borne by the Company with
the understanding that a flight attendant may be
required to see a physician of the Company's
choice and at a time dictated by the Company.
This Eline is for informational purposes only,
and does not, in any way, express agreement with
the company's direction regarding Holiday sick
calls. The Union reserves all rights and
privileges under the Collective Bargaining
Agreement to further investigate and pursue all
available options to dispute the company's
Holiday sick policy.
Mike Flores, President
The US Airways Master Executive Council
AFA US Airways Website
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Council 70 PHL 215-492-0840
Council 89 CLT 704-527-0325
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