Saturday, March 17, 2012
Air Canada flights cancelled or delayed as pilots call in sick
In the typical obfuscatory lingo of corporations Air Canda reports that it is facing "a number of operational challenges" as pilots are reporting in sick due to fatigue etc. In reality they are simply expressing their unhappiness with facing a lockout and now back to work legislation.
Flights between Montreal and other cities such as Toronto, Halifax, and even some U.S. destinations. The airline a few days ago suggesting that the pilots might take this type of action. Air Canada faces labor problems with ground crews and baggage handlers as well as pilots.
The Conservative government has already passed a back-to-work bill through Senate. The bill send both Air Canada disputes with its unions to binding arbitration. For more see this CBC article. The issue is also covered her in the Globe and Mail.