Air Canada Cancels Flights, Gets Injunction After Strike
A wildcat strike that had forced Air Canada to delay or cancel dozens of flights has ended after the airline obtained a court injunction requiring striking ground workers at airports in Toronto and Montreal to return to work.
The strike disrupted the airline’s operations across North America. Over 75 flights departing from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport were already cancelled today and almost 40 were delayed. 15 flights out of Pierre Elliot Trudeau Airport in Montreal 12 flights leaving from Jean Lesage International Airport in Quebec were impacted by the strike and its aftermath.
The wildcat strike came about after the airline suspended three workers in Toronto who reportedly clapped sarcastically at Lisa Raitt, Canada’s Minister of Labour, who was at the airport. Over 150 ground crew workers left their posts in reaction to the suspension and their action was followed by workers in Montreal and Quebec City.