Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Air Canada Flight Attendants Reject Deal, Issue Strike Notice

Travellers with bookings on Air Canada flights need to brace themselves! With airline’s flight attendants rebuffing the tentative agreement and issuing a strike notice, things are not looking too rosy either for the travellers or for the Canada’s flag carrier.

On Sunday, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (the union that represents 6,800 Air Canada flight attendants) issued the strike notice to the airline. The union took the decision after 65% of the union members voted against the new labour agreement of last month. If no new agreement is reached very soon, the flight attendants of the popular airline would go on a strike at 12:01 a.m., Thursday.

Air Canada is one of the biggest airlines in the world. Any sort of disturbance in the working of the airline is sure to affect thousands of travellers. Travellers make their reservations with Air Canada much in advance to net cheap flight ticket but in an event of a strike those cheap flight tickets won’t assist passengers in reducing flight delays.

Flight attendants reached a tentative agreement with the airline last month. The agreement included wage raise of 2% in the first three years, and 3% in the third. It also included steps to move new hires into a hybrid pension scheme. However, it apparently was not enough to keep flight attendants happy.

Air Canada seems to be really struggling when it comes to its labour relations. Few months ago the airline faced a three-day strike by the carrier’s sales and service agents.

Last week, the security screeners at Toronto's Pearson International Airport conducted work-to-rule protest that affected the holiday travel for many.

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