None of the flight attendants working for Canadian Regional Airlines had asked for coal in their stockings. But that’s what they got for Christmas from Transport Minister David Collenette.
That’s the message Canadian Regional flight attendants delivered outside the Vancoucer offices of Transport Canada December 23.
Their information pickets were set up to protest Collenette’s announcement that Canadian Regional Airlines would be put up for sale as part of the conditions for approval of the Air Canada takeover of CRA’s parent company, Canadian Airlines.
Despite CRA’s profitable record, the uncertainty about the airline’s future is a major concern for 450 CUPE members who work as flight attendants with the regional carrier.
We’re proud of the work we do, providing top quality service and safety to the flying public,” said Component president Jill Badger. “We want to deliver a clear message to the minister that we won’t let Canadian Regional get lost in the Christmas rush.”