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Winnipeg Flight Attendants to Hold Pre-Strike Rally

September 20, 2011 7:14 AM | News

Air Canada flight attendants will take part in a pre-strike solidarity rally at Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport this afternoon.

The airline is currently in the middle of negotiations with the union representing its roughly 6,800 flight attendants. If a deal cannot be reached, staff will walk off the job at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday morning.

If a strike does end up going ahead, it will likely be short-lived. A similar walkout in June resulted in swift back to work legislation by the federal government. The strike lasted only three days.

Today, local members of CUPE will rally in front of Winnipeg’s airport at 12:30 p.m.

Similar rallies are planned in Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver, where flight attendants will be present with purple banners, flags and ribbons.