But CUPE flight attendants have launched their own lobby efforts, meeting with MPs and appearing this week before the House of Commons committee on transport. They are pressing the case that reducing the number of flight attendants will reduce safety, especially for elderly, those flying with children and people with limited mobility. And they are calling on MPs to put a halt to the regulation changes before its too late.
The changes would reduce the number of flight attendants to only one for every 50 seats on an aircraft. The current rules require one flight attendant for every 40 seats.
To add your voice to the push to preserve airline safety, visit: http://cupe.ca/action/airlinesafety