Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

September 20, 2011 09:16 ET

CUPE members rally in support of Air Canada flight attendants

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 20, 2011) - CUPE members and supporters will be holding rallies across Canada today in support of Air Canada flight attendants.

Paul Moist, national president of CUPE, will be attending the rally being held on Parliament Hill, and will be available to media to comment on the bargaining talks.

"The Air Canada component of CUPE and the airlines management have been in near-constant talks for the past 2 days, and a fair deal for flight attendants and the airline is still within reach," says Moist. "It is completely improper for Labour Minister Lisa Raitt to be discussing federal government intervention at this stage in negotiations. The Harper Conservative government should be impartial, and respect the rights of both parties."

Where: Parliament Hill, surrounding the centennial flame
When: Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011
Rally begins at 10:00 am
Paul Moist media availability at 10:30am (approx.)

Rallies will also be held at 10am local time at airports in Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg (12:30pm), Calgary and Vancouver. For more information on local and times, go to cupe.ca/air-canada.

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