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Discussion in 'Air Canada | Aeroplan' started by ACMM, Oct 27, 2011.
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... the fun never seems to end!
... and the next iteration ... surprise ... surprise ...
Air Canada pilots accuse airline of intimidation by seeking conciliated talks ...
... the next step - conciliator has been appointed ...
So this is a conciliator - not an arbitrator ... just a stepping stone to arbitration do you think?
It's kind of like non-binding arbitration ... the conciliator will try to help them find a deal that works for both. It doesn't really seem like a high-pressure tactic, at least looking from the outside.
My guess is AC wants to get the negotiations going -- it has been six months since the pilots rejected the first negotiated agreement -- and decided that getting a conciliator was the best way to do that. It does mean that the pilots have to decide what they are going to ask for, however.
Who else is getting tired of all these antics?
I agree - break the unions - have all non-union staff and get on with a better airline
Nothing as drastic as what you propose...... but another trip to the house of CCAA could bring resolution to the antics.
Now that is drastic! But why not - clean house ... start fresh ... love the idea
This operation I have codenamed.....Operation Barbershop. Haircuts for all.
The big problem I see is that the union leadership has been out of touch with the members -- both the pilots and the FAs (twice) rejected negotiated contracts. A fundamental tenet of collective bargaining is that the union needs to represent the interests of its members, otherwise the process simply doesn't work.
The pilots voted in new union management, but the FAs still have the same group at the top as far as I know.
But will everyone be singing ... the same tune?