Canada: Hundreds of protesting airline workers aim anger at transport minister

Will symbolic protests be enough? We need mobilisation of all transport workers, enforcing a shift in the sector under workers’ control.

“In a show of unity, more than 200 aviation workers demonstrated Tuesday on Parliament Hill, calling on the federal government to release a plan to safely restart the industry crushed by COVID-19. COVID-19 has crippled the industry and cut back operations dramatically. Major airlines have scaled back regional routes and announced major layoffs. This week, Air Transat said it’s cutting half of its remaining flight attendants.

A Facebook group formed with more than 11,000 pilots, flight dispatchers, flight attendants, airport personnel, travel agents and tour operators. Hundreds descended on Parliament Hill Tuesday for a peaceful protest.”

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