FAs reject contract offer

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  1. canucklehead
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    http://business.financialpost.com/2011/08/27/air-canada-flight-attendants-reject-labour-deal/
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    The Air Canada Component of CUPE said 88% the flight attendants who cast a ballot voted against the deal, with 79% of those eligible to vote doing so.
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    The union said it will now meet with its members in Toronto, Montreal Calgary and Vancouver, and will conduct a strike vote between Sept. 4 and 13.
    If the flight attendants give a strike mandate,they could walk off the job after serving the airline 72 hours notice.
     
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    If they strike, would other unions strike too or stage slowdowns, sickouts, and work-to-rule actions? I'm asking especially since SMD3 will be flying through Canadian airports --actually just one, but twice--during this period.
     
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    Those on MegaDo3 should be fine as this only relates to Air Canada FAs and we will be on a UA/CO charter.
     
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    exactly, no need to worry about things that will not happen.
     
  5. legalalien
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    I believe MSPeconomist was inquiring whether there is a possibility airport operations will be affected through other unions staging solidarity actions. For example, ground operations, baggage handling or (horrors, horrors) MLL operations at Canadian airports.
     
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    They can't strike until after the strike vote is counted after the 13th, so SMD3 is not jeopardized by any sympathy walkouts, picket lines or the like.
     
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    Unless we are doing a post DO MR
     
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    Thank you. I understand perfectly well that our charter is operated by CO/UA, not with AC FAs, but frequently other unions stage various labor actions to sympathize with a union that is striking or wants to strike. I've seen some serious travel disruptions even while flying on a carrier other than the one of the strike. In addition, sometimes an airline will contract out certain airport services to another airline, frequently an alliance partner, especially when a partner has a hub or base at the airport. In this case, I don't know how large the CO/UA operations are at Montreal, but if they don't do everything there with their own staff, contracts to use AC employees for certain functions would be a good bet.
     
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