Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

November 28, 2013 09:00 ET

Media Advisory: Presentation of a petition to Lisa Raitt's Constituency Office urging the federal government to prioritize the safety of air passengers

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 28, 2013) - On Friday, November 29, 2013, a delegation of flight attendants, members of CUPE Airline Division, will present a petition to the Constituency Office of Lisa Raitt, Federal Minister of Transport. The petition is urging the federal government to stop jeopardizing the safety of passengers aboard aircrafts.

A protest will be held first in front of Ms Raitt's office. Then, the delegation will present the petition. Media representatives are invited to this event. CUPE National President Paul Moist and CUPE Airline Division President Michel Cournoyer will be available to answer questions from journalists.

Transport Canada has announced its intention to allow all Canadian air carriers to reduce the number of flight attendants on their aircrafts. However, flight attendants play an important role in ensuring the safety of passengers in emergency situations.

WHO: A delegation of flight attendants, members of CUPE Airline Division, led by CUPE National President Paul Moist and CUPE Airline Division President Michel Cournoyer.
WHAT: Protest and presentation of a petition urging the federal government to stop jeopardizing the safety of passengers aboard aircrafts.
WHEN: Friday, November 29 at 11:00 am.
WHERE: Constituency Office of Lisa Raitt, Member of Parliament for
Halton and Federal Transport Minister.
86 Main Street East
Milton, Ontario

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