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, as indicated in a statement earlier today, 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 March 12, 2012, have therefore no effect.
There will therefore be no disruption of service
and Air Canada’s full schedule remains
We will continue to provide additional updates as they become available on www.aircanadacargo.com.
We thank our customers for their patience and loyalty during this time. Cargo customers should continue to book with confidence.
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