Three Employees suspended and 37 Air Canada were fired due to sarcastic remarks

Posted on March 29, 2012 • Filed under: Travel News, United-States

The union representing Air Canada’s ground crew claimed Friday that a wildcat strike was sparked after three workers were suspended for “slow clapping” federal labour minister Lisa Raitt at Toronto’s Pearson Airport and sarcastically telling her she was doing a “great job.”Late Thursday night about 150 ground crew workers walked off the job in Toronto, but by Friday morning the labour action had spread to Montreal and Quebec City. A total of 37 Air Canada workers were subsequently fired for taking part in the unauthorised action, although they were later reinstated as part of the return to work deal. Read article

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