First Air flight attendants' union files for conciliation

The union representing First Air's flight attendants has filed for conciliation following 17 days of bargaining with the airline.

The union representing First Air's flight attendants has filed for conciliation following two weeks of bargaining with the airline.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees represents 87 flight attendants working in Yellowknife, Edmonton, Iqaluit and Ottawa. It says the company was asking for too many concessions.

Ken Smith, president of CUPE's First Air Component, says agreeing to a wage freeze should have been enough.

The First Air flight attendants haven't had a contract since April.