The Bereavement Committee directly expresses the union’s sympathy to family members by offering compassionate support and assistance after a crewmember’s death.
I would like to welcome the many new hires who have joined us recently and introduce The Bereavement Committee. We are a function of The Critical Incidence Response Program (CIRP) and trained in Critical Incidence Stress Management. Our primary purpose is to provide compassionate assistance after a crewmember’s death in any way the surviving family […]
The Casualty Affairs Liaison (CAL) Program:
It allows you to designate a person to assist your family with the company matters. The person you designate would be known as your “CAL” A good choice of a CAL would be someone who would understand the workings of our company such as a fellow crewmember or someone else who is familiar with some of the lingo we commonly use. A CAL is not empowered to make any decisions or an official person of any kind. This will be someone wo could assist as a liaison between the company and the survivor if, and only if the survivor deems appropriate. A good example of how a CAL could be of assistance would be to participate in a conference call which explains survivor benefits. In selecting your CAL, you should choose someone who your family would be comfortable in dealing with. The company has legal guidelines to follow and is not required to notify your CAL. It is very important that you inform your CAL that he or she is your CAL and your family is aware of your selection as well. There are still several pilot who do not have a Next of Kin listed with the company. Please review your ADP selections and add a Next of Kin as well if the information is missing. It is not necessary to notify the Union of your selections.
Creating a Next of Kin is easy and an option within portal.ADP in the drop-down menu. Fill in the fields that ask for a name, address, and telephone number. Electing a CAL is optional but could be a priceless benefit to your family if ever needed.