The union representing Air Canada’s flight attendants welcomes Transport Minister Marc Garneau’s decision to close the Canadian air space to Boeing 737 Max 8 airplanes.

“In light of the new data received by the federal government, we welcome the Minister’s decision to err on the side of prudence until the analysis of the causes of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash is completed,” said the president of the Air Canada Component of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Wesley Lesosky.

The Air Canada Component of CUPE represents more than 8,500 flight attendants at Air Canada mainline and Rouge.