Who: CUPE flight attendants working with Canada 3000 as well as pilots, and airport services ground staff represented by the Canadian Auto Workers.
What: Rally to press for federal action to support a viable second national airline and put flight attendants and airline workers back to work
When: Monday 12 November at 12 noon (PST) in Vancouver, 3pm (EST) in Montra006c and Toronto, 4pm (Atlantic) in Halifax.
Where: 1200 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto
In front of the constituency office of Transport Minister David Collenette
Why: CUPE flights attendants are rallying in Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and other centres to demand that Transport Minister David Collenette act now to create a viable airline industry in Canada.
These rallies come after Canada 3000 has confirmed its bankruptcy, leaving Air Canada with a virtual monopoly in much of the country, raising serious concerns about service and fares.
The federal government must assure competition in this industry, protecting the jobs of flight attendants and other skilled airline workers.
The Canadian Union of Public Employees represents 11,000 flight attendants in Canada, including 1,500 flight attendants with Canada 3000.
For information, contact:
Andrea Addario, CUPE Communications 416-738-4329