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Is the wildcat strike by Air Canada employees justified?

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Air Canada ground crews and baggage handlers are holding an illegal strike at Toronto's Pearson Airport, causing flight delays and cancellations.


 Is the job action by Air Canada employees justified? (iStock)The CBC's Redmond Shannon reported from the airport that the walkout followed an incident involving Labour Minister Lisa Raitt. She says Air Canada workers sarcastically applauded the MP as she walked through the airport Thursday evening.

At least three workers were then suspended by Air Canada, according to employees demonstrating outside the terminal, prompting the walkout.

A spokeswoman for the airline said Friday morning that it will seek a back-to-work order. The job action has since spread to Montreal, where ground crews are also engaging in job action.

Raitt introduced back-to-work legislation earlier this month to preempt any work stoppage at Air Canada in the airlines continuing disputes with unions representing ground crews and pilots.

Do you think the job actions by Air Canada employees are justified? Why or why not? Let us know what you think.



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