15 Mar 2011 @ 12:07 PM 
 

Machinists Rally System Wide – March 16, 2011

 

The Machinists are getting mobile and are having a rally to raise public awareness of Air Canada’s violation of the Air Canada Public Participation Act (ACPPA). The rally will be at airports across Canada on March 16, 2011.

At YVR, special guest speakers – Peter Julian, MP (Burnaby/New West); Don Davies, MP (Vancouver – Kingsway); Irene Lanzinger, ST, BC Federation of Labour.

Under the ACPPA legislation, Air Canada is obligated to maintain overhaul and maintenance facilities in Canada.  The Harper government claims there will be no job losses in Canada, even though the company that owns the Air Canada maintenance division (now AVEOS) has clearly indicated that it does not intend on being in the heavy maintenance business after 2013.

The IAM&AW membership feels betrayed by Air Canada’s sale of it’s maintenance operations.  This is after loyal members helped save the company twice in the last decade by taking huge cuts in wages and benefits, only to be sold off to U.S. investors.

Is it mere coincidence that Aveos own a large, rapidly expanding, heavy maintenance base in El Salvador?

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