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Flight attendants, represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees, will be lobbying in Ottawa and leafleting in airports across Canada on Tuesday December 4th, about critical airline security issues which must be addressed in the upcoming federal budget.

Airport and airline security issues must be addressed in the upcoming federal budget,” says Francois Bellemare, President of CUPE’s Airline Division, which represents 11,500 flight attendants across Canada.

As front line workers, we know what needs to be done and how to do it. We also know what will not work. Two security issues are key – prevention on the ground, and protection in the air. The federal government is responsible for both,” he says.

Information leafleting will take place Tuesday December 4th:

Vancouver International Airport: Departures level (near Starbucks) 10:15 am
Contact : Ron Guglielmotti, cell 604-836-8258

Calgary Airport: Departures level (near Tim Hortons) 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Contact : Ian Whitmore, 403-589-1123

Edmonton: New Terminal (by security check point) 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Contact : Darci Lamb, 780-915-8419

Winnipeg: Departures level (near security entrance) 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Contact : David Kardash, 204-989-8424

Toronto: Departures Terminal 2 (near Tim Hortons) 7:00 am – 9:00 am
Contact : Rob Limongelli, cell 604-786-1403

Montreal: Departures (by security) 7:00 am – 9:00 am
Contact : Frano0069s Bellemare, cell 514-923-3197

Halifax: Departures level (near Laura Secord) 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Contact : Linda Tanner, 902-222-6491


For further information:
Rob Limongelli, Airline Division of CUPE,
604-786-1403 (cell.)
Sandra Sorensen, CUPE Communications,
613-237-1590 ext. 268 or 416-712-1161 (cell.)