Air Canada flight attendants protest job cuts

    HALIFAX, July 14 /CNW/ - About 150 Air Canada flight attendants based in
Halifax attended a news conference and rally at the Halifax Airport today.
    They heard from CUPE National President Paul Moist who pledged the
union's full support in fighting the cuts. Moist told the flight attendants
the cuts make no economic sense, and he will be demanding a meeting with the
Federal Minister of Labour to try and overturn Air Canada's decision to lay
off workers in Halifax and in Winnipeg.
    NDP Leader Darrell Dexter wanted to know why Nova Scotia Premier Rodney
MacDonald had not spoken out about the cuts and why he did not think today's
rally was important enough to attend.
    Flight attendants also heard from their Local President Lisa Vivian
Anthony who said that the Halifax flight attendants were going to take every
possible legal action to hold Air Canada to account for their decision on the
base closures.
    Anthony spoke of the 32 years of service that her employees have provided
to the traveling public in Atlantic Canada.

For further information:

For further information: Lisa Vivian, President, CUPE Local 4090, (902)
873-2307 (o); Anthony Peter Baxter, CUPE National Rep., (902) 455-4180 (o);
John McCracken, CUPE Communications Rep., (902) 455-4180 (o)

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