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Remaining airports workers need a union in the face of aggressive change at Onex WestJet

Onex WestJet continues to pursue cost-saving measures as the airline sector faces unprecedented challenges in Canada. WestJet workers see this change every day as their co-workers and friends are kicked...
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February 26, 2021

Outsourcing: Who pays the price?

On February 15, 2021, Thomas Brown from Menzies Aviation sent employment offers to those WestJet workers on lay off and those who lost their jobs due to outsourcing. Brown, a...
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February 17, 2021

Loyal WestJetters continue to lose their jobs while remaining bases move towards unionization

  The airline industry's uncertainty mounts each week with further job layoff and reductions in routes at Canada's major airlines. These are troubling times for the thousands of workers who...
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February 11, 2021

Jerry Dias and Goldy Hyder, Special to National Post

Unifor continues to call on the federal government for a comprehensive plan to save Canadian aviation. In this Special to the National Post, Jerry Dias, the national president of Unifor...
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February 04, 2021

Union calls move 'a slap in the face' to workers

Onex WestJet's actions to fire thousands of workers and outsource their jobs to third party ground handling companies continue across the country. This week 130 workers in Manitoba saw this...
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February 03, 2021

Further travel restrictions make financial support for airline industry more urgent than ever

  TORONTO – In light of further travel restriction measures by the Canadian government, Unifor calls on the federal government to provide immediate financial support to the industry to prevent...
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January 29, 2021

Canada needs its airlines

  Canada needs its airlines   Canada is a big country. That is why, as a nation, we are so heavily reliant on our airline industry with routes reaching every...
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January 29, 2021

Airlines and unions urge cooperation as federal government considers potential new measure to reduce air travel

Flights and passenger traffic have already dropped by 90% from pre-pandemic levels Government should consider science and data and consult with industry and unions before further action to avoid unintended...
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January 22, 2021

Turbulent times in the airline sector continues

We continue to see significant changes in Canada’s airline sector with more routes cut, increased layoffs and greater insecurity for workers. Companies continue to adjust schedules because of decreased demand....
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January 20, 2021

Lack of federal government aviation plan contributes to new Air Canada layoffs

  Unifor believes the recently announced workforce reductions at Air Canada could have been lessened if the federal government had developed a plan to support Canada's aviation industry. "Today's announcement...
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January 13, 2021

Canada’s airline workers continue to be devastated by lack of direct financial aid to sector

Unifor, ACPA, ALPA and CALDA continue to call on the federal government to make a direct and meaningful financial contribution to our devastated industry, commensurate with the contribution made by...
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January 12, 2021

More job cuts and airline routes slashed at Onex WestJet

The Airline sector had a rough year in 2020; 2021 still looks uncertain. As the year ended, the UK government announced a more infectious variant of the COVID-19 virus that...
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January 08, 2021
Unifor is the union for frontline airport workers in Canada, and WestJet workers can join @UniforTheUnion online. #canlab #Unifor #JoinUnifor #transportation #WeAreAviation #Aviation #UniforinTeal
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Unifor is the union for frontline airport workers in Canada, and WestJet workers can join @UniforTheUnion online. #canlab #Unifor #JoinUnifor #transportation #WeAreAviation #Aviation #UniforinTeal