Ottawa steps in to block Air Canada labour disruption -National Post

Scott Deveau Mar 8, 2012 – 9:12 AM ET | Last Updated: Mar 8, 2012 3:56 PM ET

Federal labour minister, Lisa Raitt, said she will refer Air Canada’s dispute with both its pilots’ and machinists’ union to the Canada Industrial Relations Board in attempt to avoid a labour disruption at the airline during the . . . → Read More: Ottawa steps in to block Air Canada labour disruption -National Post

Important! -Change of Location for March 9 Picnic at T1 -YYZ

March 8, 2012

LOCATION CHANGE! Lunch-time Picnic! Date: Friday March 9, 2012 Time: 13:30 to 14:30 hrs. Location: Departure Level International -T1

Bring your own lunch! (because Air Canada is too cheap to pay for it)

All members attending the PICNIC, please do so before or . . . → Read More: Important! -Change of Location for March 9 Picnic at T1 -YYZ

Raitt not ruling out involvement in Air Canada dispute -CTV New

CTVNews.ca Staff

Date: Thu. Mar. 8 2012 8:57 AM ET

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Labour Minister Lisa Raitt says the ongoing tensions between Air Canada and its employees are unlike any labour dispute she has seen — and she isn’t ruling out getting involved.

Read more: http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories/20120308/Raitt-involvement-Air-Canada-dispute-120308/#.T1jGAaTUtx4.email#ixzz1oXPTgUOc

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Video: Dave Ritchie comments on Air Canada strike notice

Full Video- International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Canadian General VP Dave Ritchie expressed his anger about how the negotiations are going between his members and Air Canada during a news conference on Wednesday.

Watch the video here