Air Canada Machinists plans to take Canadian Government to court over anti-strike bill

Posted on April 2, 2012 • Filed under: Travel News, United-States

TORONTO (Reuters) – The union representing 8,300 Air Canada machinists said on Monday it will take the Canadian government to court over a law preventing a strike or lockout at the airline, on the grounds that the law is unconstitutional. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW), which represents mechanics, baggage handlers and cargo agents at Canada’s biggest airline, said the recently passed bill violates freedom of association, a fundamental right under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Read article

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