Air Canada has been advised by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW), representing the airline’s approximately 8,600 mechanics, baggage handlers and cargo agents in Canada, that it intends to begin labour action starting at 12:01 A.M. ET on Monday March 12, 2012.
"The lines of communication remain open and we are hopeful that there remains sufficient time to avoid a work disruption,” said Duncan Dee, Air Canada's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. "We regret the uncertainty for our customers and we thank them for their patience and understanding. This threatened job action follows the disappointing rejection of the unanimously recommended tentative agreement signed by the IAMAW bargaining committee following the federal mediation before the Honourable Madam Justice Louise Otis.”
Should a settlement not be reached and the IAMAW commences job action, the airline will endeavour to minimize inconvenience to its customers.
In the meantime, Air Canada continues to operate
its normal schedule without disruption.
The airline will provide further updates as developments warrant. For additional information pertaining to passenger travel, please visit www.aircanada.com.
Thank you for your cooperation.
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