No Disruption of Service @ Air Canada

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Friday, 9 March 2012

Yesterday we reported that Air Canada had warned of a possible strike that could take place on Monday.

Now, Canada's Minister of Labour, the Hon. Lisa Raitt, has issued a referral pursuant to the Canada Labour Code, to determine the activities that Air Canada may be required to maintain as relates to the health and safety of Canadians.

As a result of this CIRB referral, the IAMAW cannot commence a strike and Air Canada cannot lock out its pilots at least until this matter has been determined by the Board.

The strike deadline by the IAMAW and Air Canada's lockout notice to ACPA, both originally scheduled for 00:01 am ET on Monday, 12 March 2012, have therefore no effect.

As a result, there will be no disruption of service and Air Canada's full schedule remains unchanged.

Air Canada still encourages customers to visit for flight information and self service booking tools to avoid longer call centre wait times due to a higher volume of calls than usual.

The IAMAW represents Air Canada's 8,600 mechanics, baggage handlers and cargo agents. ACPA represents the airline's 3,000 pilots.

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