The president of a key Air Canada union said on Sunday that his union was unwilling to give any concessions to help save Air Canada.
"We can't give what they want. We can't get there. They've given us a load we can't carry," said CAW President Buzz Hargrove.
"What the investors are looking for is capitalism for the workers and the poor, and socialism for the rich. They want a guarantee they're going to get a major return on their investment. It's unfair as hell," said Hargrove.
The CAW remains one of only two Air Canada unions who have not yet reached agreement on concessions to save the carrier. All other unions have chipped in their share of cuts but Hargrove, who has a history of personal disagreements with Air Canada CEO Robert Milton, refuses to even consider the proposal.
A spokesperson for the IAM, Air Canada's largest union, commented on Hargrove's refusal to discuss concessions saying that "to the best of our knowledge, this is the only way to have Air Canada remain flying."