Council 26 - Hong Kong
LEC Vice President
Exercise Your Right to Vote! (May 08, 2019)
Greetings Council 26,
Our local council elections are well underway. Polls close on May 29th at 10:00am EST.
If you still have not received an election ballot please contact AFA Membership Services at 1-800-424-2401, Ext. 706. 9:30 AM- 5:00pm EST
Please exercise your right to vote for your local leadership!
Scheduling Update for June
June 2019 is a 30 day ( Letter B) month : June 01-June 30th.
HKG continues to fly all LQ positions on ORD and SFO and will continue to fly 1(CTN) and 1(MAN) position on EWR.
ORD will fly 2 positions on 896/895 and SFO will fly 3 positions on 862/869
There will be 298 line holders and an 87 hour line average.
** please remember that these numbers are subject to change**
CX Staff Business Class Tickets on UA
It has been reported that CX posted an article on one of their sites stating that on May 1, 2019, CX staff are able to purchase UA Business Class tickets. We have no confirmation of this policy or a reciprocal agreement policy from our Employee Travel Center or the MEC. We are seeking further clarification on the matter.
Galley Pay for 777-200 Became Effective on May 1,2019
As we have previously reported, beginning May 1st, 2019 and as a result of our ongoing advocacy, the Polaris service flow on all United 777-200 (excluding the 77G/77M) and 787-9 aircraft was modified to return a dedicated galley/aisle position to the mid-galley on these aircraft.The Flight Attendant assigned to work position #3 on these aircraft will work a galley/aisle position and will be compensated for the additional galley work on which the success of the service will rely by providing contractual galley override pay despite the fact that the majority of the work of this position will be done in the aisle.
As with all changes, especially those involving pay related issues, we encourage you to monitor your Pay Register posted on CCS to ensure the add pay is correctly posted with the associated position. The galley pay should automatically be calculated and posted to your Pay Register. However, if you believe your pay has not been properly posted to your Pay Register to include the galley pay override for this position, submit a pay claim via Flying Together -> Hub Help.
While it is anticipated that the additional service coordination efforts that will be brought about by the work of the person filling this dedicated position, it’s not likely that all of the concerns you may have about the service will be fully addressed by this singular service change. Flight Attendants are encouraged to continue to submit marginal service reports to AFA, utilizing the submission form on our website.
Additional information concerning the addition of this position and the details of the new service flow can be found in April 3, 2019 edition of Inflight Services Weekly (ISW).
Please Take the AFA CENSUS
The AFA 2019 Census is a project that has been designed to better understand the demographic make-up of our union, including your aspirations, needs, and preferences. We also want to know in what areas of your community you may already be engaged in making a difference for you, your family, and the place where you live. All of this will help us build power together so we can continue to advance our Flight Attendant careers.
The University of New Hampshire Survey Center (UNHSC) is conducting this very important data gathering effort. You should have received an email last week and possibly a phone call to encourage you to complete the Census. Once you complete the Census, you will not be contacted by UNHSC further. Our contract with UNHSC ensures your information remains confidential within AFA. It does not allow UNHSC to share any of your information with outside organizations. A summary of the final results will be shared with AFA members.
The questions on the census should take you no more than 15 minutes to complete. Please look for an email from "Sara Nelson via UNH" with the subject line "AFA Census – Response Requested." If you haven't received an email or a phone call, you can take the AFA Census here >
Mother's Day is Sunday May 12th.
Now through May 12th Union Members can save 25% on all Teleflora flowers. Placing your order is easy, just visit Union Plus Teleflora and enter promotion code BAAUPM25 for your 25% discount. Your discount will be automatically applied at checkout.
2 HOT 2 COLD
At our last Local Council Meeting we distributed the last of our HOT/COLD cabin thermometers ! Please use them to monitor the cabin temperature and Download the iPhone/iPad or Android version of the 2Hot2Cold app, install it on your device, and submit reports on extreme temperature incidents you experience onboard flights.
View 2Hot2Cold Report Data >
Wishing Everyone A Safe and Happy Summer!
In Solidarity! Your Local Council Officers!
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