Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

October 23, 2009 06:00 ET

"Welcome Aboard Toxic Airlines" - Must-See Film on Airline Safety

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 23, 2009) - The Airline Division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) is inviting air travellers and concerned citizens to the Nova Scotia premiere of "Welcome Aboard Toxic Airlines," a ground-breaking documentary on air contamination aboard airplanes. The event, part of the Antigonish International Film Festival, will take place on Sunday, October 25, 2009, 1:30 p.m. at Nicholson Hall, St. Francis Xavier University.

The film tells the story of what some airline crews call the biggest cover up in aviation history. Passengers and crews have been breathing unfiltered air taken directly from aircraft engines for nearly 50 years, this despite the fact that the air is believed to be contaminated with engine oil containing neurotoxins, carcinogens and other hazardous chemicals.

"This powerful documentary raises serious concerns about the health and safety of airline crews and passengers. Our union is studying the issue and informing its members and health and safety representatives," said Brian Buchanan, from Halifax, a flight attendant and health and safety representative with CUPE Local 4092.

Brian Buchanan, from Halifax, flight attendant, health and safety
representative, CUPE Local 4092, will introduce the movie and be available
for questions.

Sunday, October 25, 2009 at 1:30 p.m.

Antigonish International Film Festival
St. Francis Xavier University, Nicholson Hall, room 351

Contact Information

  • Brian Buchanan
    John McCracken
    Atlantic Communications Rep.