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Air Canada strike

Air Canada Strike Strands Passengers

By SHANNON KELLY

Photo: Matheiu Marquer

More than two dozen flights have been cancelled at Pearson International Airport in Toronto and more have been delayed following a “wildcat” strike last night by ground crew, affecting passengers heading to Canada and U.S. destinations. Toronto’s CP24 reported on Twitter (@CP24) that some flights are also cancelled and delayed at Montreal’s Trudeau Airport. (more…)

Top 5 Travel Stories of 2011

Iguazu Falls was named one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature in 2011 (#1). Photo by James Walters.

By Waheeda Harris

Which articles captured our attention in the travel world this past year? From the disappearance of Jack the Cat to the stress of a possible Air Canada strike, travellers had many stories keeping their eyes on the news: (more…)

Air Canada Strike Looms…Again

Photo by Michael Gil

Canadian travellers breathed a sigh of relief in September when representatives of Air Canada’s flight attendants union tentatively reached a deal with the airline, avoiding a near strike.

 

Not so fast.

After a 65 percent “nay” vote on Sunday, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) rejected said deal and threatened to strike. Air Canada flight attendants are now threatening to walk off the job when the clock strikes 12:01 am Thursday, a move that could leave up to 65,000 travellers in the lurch. The work stoppage may be short-lived, however, since Labour Minister Lisa Raitt has vowed to impose back-to-work legislation. (more…)