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AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:10 am

Local news stations are reporting that Air Canada ground workers at YYZ have staged an impromptu work stoppage late this afternoon which continues. All arriving & departing flights are affected. AC is cancelling many departing flights this evening, and recommending travellers not proceed to the airport.

No indication what the grievances or issues are.

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RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:31 am

I just heard that (while unconfirmed) the baggage handlers and other ground crew have walked off the job in an unauthorized work stoppage to protect an Air Canada investigation into fraudulent usage of time cards.

Planes are sitting on the tarmac loaded with pax.
Passengers are calling to 680 news.

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RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:32 am

Damn, Neil beat me to it! I also heard on 680 News on the way home. From what I heard, it was due to time card abuses by staff members, and 150 workers were getting fired, so the rest of the staff are currently in the lunch room and are not working. If that's the case, I have no pity for the staff, however I hope if Air Canada was about to fire 150 people, they have good enough evidence. If they do, I hope they succeed!

I'm not trying to sound like an ass, but those who abuse their jobs in a manner that costs their companies a significant amount of money do not deserve work. Let's hope this issue resolves itself nicely and quickly though, for all those concerned.
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RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:33 am

"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
 
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RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:36 am

Air Canada and the GTAA are now telling pax to go home. Yikes!
Employees are just sitting in the lunch room.

DAMN UNIONS!

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RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:39 am

GTAA should tell pax to go to T2 or T3 and get on one of their other customers...
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RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:41 am

This is sad, there are many other recourses of action which affected employees could take, if they felt they were being unjustly fired. Why they have to ruin people's trips is beyond me. They are doing damage to the image of their damn company at a time when things were finally starting to look up for them. This is not the way to move ahead for a company that has struggled with so many unforseen problems in the recent years. I'll bet this is a result of a relatively small number of people too, and many of the other workers are suffering the consequences.

Sorry to rant, this pisses me off on many levels.
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RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:42 am

Is it Star Alliance that are making all these people go nuts?

First it was LH, then US... then some of SA)">UA was going to walk.. now AC.. ahh.. beware SA partners..
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RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:42 am

I suppose JetsGo will fly passengers across the Atlantic?

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RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:45 am

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RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:51 am

No but BA, AF, KLM, and a few others will  Smile
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RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

Thu Jan 20, 2005 9:05 am

Unions, in my opinion, have long outlasted their usefulness and do more harm than good. They protect the lazy and discourage the proud.

In a perfect world, I'd fire the whole lot of those ne'erdowells sitting in the lunch room. Have they any idea the number of people who would do their jobs twice as well for half the pay?

They couldn't give a rat's ass about the pax.

Argh.

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RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

Thu Jan 20, 2005 9:11 am

Whatever goodwill AC has managed to buildup since its emergence from bankruptcy, has just been destroyed today. Thousands of high yield business travellers trying to get home or to get to meetings have just had their weeks ruined. These people will not travel on AC again. And people think AC can survive and prosper????

The mgmt is just as much to blame as the unions for today's action. Mgmt must have known about the widespread disgruntlement and yet did nothing to help alleviate it.

AC may have been re-capitalized but its the same incompetent mgmt and militant unions. So nothing has changed.

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RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

Thu Jan 20, 2005 9:28 am

I have to agree with Nuno here and say that this is not acceptable and the baggage staff should get at least a pay cut which will help AC by covering some of their losses for this nonsense.
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RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

Thu Jan 20, 2005 9:29 am

Well I have worked on the floor and I must say the abuse is greater than noted here... I am sure it was just the norm for most senior employee's, not all did it but I know that once someone's shift was an hour away from being completed and he was working with his "buddy", the time card would be passed off and appear in the guys locker the next day.

I guess thats why I questioned being hired.... there were more than enough guys at the begining of the shift, but come near the end, there was hardly anyone... I guess I was the only one working hard..., oh and breaks were another thing... I had worked almost an entire YUL flight by myself, I didn't mind cause I actually liked working the belt, but the other guy was on break! So i just loaded the carts up and the floor manager drove them to the aircraft.... Surely it was a one man job, but AC seems to have two or more employees. It must be a union thing... they keep hiring cause the current employees must be over worked...

AC is going down.... and in a hurry... Don't you think going bankrupt would have been the best thing, start over and have some strong rules inplace?

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RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

Thu Jan 20, 2005 9:33 am

AC is going down.... and in a hurry... Don't you think going bankrupt would have been the best thing, start over and have some strong rules inplace?

Grant, I agree with you. The work practices you talk about are endemic. Anyone who gets someone else to clock them out is stealing from AC. The overstaffing at AC is reflected in our AC airfares.

Liquidation is the only answer. Let's clear out these militant union derelicts all at once.

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RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

Thu Jan 20, 2005 9:38 am

UA's flights from YYZ to ORD & IAD are also grounded as UA is handled by AC at YYZ.

AC is now letting arriving pax disembark but their luggage will be delivered to them within 48 hours.
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RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

Thu Jan 20, 2005 9:39 am

Canuckpaxguy,

I totally disagree with you that Unions don't care about passengers. I can say that Flight Attendant unions DO care about passengers. Its because of unions we have many of our great safety practices in place.
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RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:01 am

If this is illegal, can AC fire all the offending walkouts?
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RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:10 am

Hi NWAFA,
I didn't say that unions didn't care about the pax. I said and meant the ne'erdowells in the lunch room don't care. I said nothing of the F/As. That's a whole other issue in itself.

Gmonney and YYZ717 -- For the first time, I am beginning to think the "let AC go down" faction MIGHT have had a point.

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RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:13 am

I travel by air alot and I actively avoid Air Canada (like the plague) when I can. I consider the entire airline unstable with no recovery in sight.

Luckily, I make my travel plans only 1 or 2 days in advance but I would think twice about paying up front for a seat on Air Canada if your travel date is a few weeks away.

I fear these baggage handlers are in for a really wake-up call when Air Canada finally disolves and they find themselves out of a job. Who the hell is going to hire a bunch of arrogant know-nothings at those wages?

 
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RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:18 am

Please, tell the workers of the world that they accomplish absolutely nothing this way -- they alienate the passengers (who will avoid the affected airline in the future) -- they end up hurting no one but themselves. The days of union should start ending, or at least adding a bit of intelligence. For any major airline to survive, the union workers need to work with management. That is no different that what the automotive workers have to do (although the automotive workers have abused the system for years -- it's a bit new for airline personnel). In this day and age, no one is subject to dangerous work conditions, hours of work are regulated, no one is not paid -- I had a good friend who worked for AC baggage for years (as a union employee), he was promoted to management, I wonder what that does for AC in the long run -- AC used to be a terrific airline, but I no longer fly it
 
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RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:57 am

It has made national news and disrupted a significant chunk of Canadian airtravel. In a sense it is sad that such an action by workers choosing in their own right to walk off will hurt Air Canada so much. Sure there may be underlying issues of Air Canada and unmotivated employees, but there is no denying the to the Canadian public this is just more bad press for Air Canada.
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RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

Thu Jan 20, 2005 11:08 am

I think they need to pull a "Reagan" and fire EVERY employee who participated in this, and outsource the job to a third-party vendor. Show them exactly what they accomplished.

That being said -- CFTO news (CTV) tonight had a reporter who was actually scheduled to fly from YYZ to Washington DC tonight, and he *did* say that all the working employees were doing a FANTASTIC job trying to make due with the situation. He said that they were working tirelessly to ensure passengers were informed and taken care of.

Additionally, another reporter said that a gentleman had called the station to report that his wife is on the ground IN an AC plane, and that the crew had opened the bar service, were playing movies, and trying to make everyone comfortable, as the planes on the ground cannot be unloaded.

Kudo's to the hard-working people who are trying to keep the airline running under such stressful circumstances.

This just furthers my whole anti-union sentiments. Lazy people who do nothing but cause trouble are the *only* people who benefit from a Labour Union, and they drag companies down.

Fire them all. Pull a Reagan.

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RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

Thu Jan 20, 2005 11:30 am

Just got this off of AC's website:
Travel Advisory update - flights resume to and from Toronto
MONTRÉAL, January 19, 2005 - Air Canada and Air Canada Jazz advise that their flight operations at Toronto's Pearson International Airport have resumed following industrial action of approximately four hours' duration taken earlier this evening by Air Canada Ground Handling Services employees in Toronto represented by the IAMAW.

International departures will operate this evening and normal domestic and transborder U.S. operations will resume by Thursday morning January 20th. Most departures from Toronto to destinations in Canada and the United States have been cancelled for the balance of this evening.

Customers with flights booked to and from Toronto are advised to check on the status of their flight prior to leaving for the airport by consulting the Air Canada website at aircanada.com, or by calling Air Canada's automated flight information system at 1-888-422-7533, or by using a web-enhanced cell phone.

Customers with flights affected by this situation and wishing to make alternative travel arrangements can do so without penalty, space permitting, through Air Canada Reservations at 1-888-247-2262; TTY: 1-800-361-8071.

Air Canada sincerely apologizes to its customers for this inconvenience. The company is working to resume normal operations as quickly as possible to minimize the impact on customers.

In my opinion it is already too late. The 1950's Jimmy Hoffa mentality of unions has already and will probably continue to drag Air Canada and a lot of other large corporations through the mud until it is too late and they are all out of jobs.
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RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

Thu Jan 20, 2005 11:38 am

I agree with you Yhz78 -- the damage might be done.

Whatever headway AC made with the flying public after the recent roll-out of their new livery/uniforms, and new positive 'attitude' commercials, might be all undone by a few hours of stupidity on behalf of the members of the union.

Just think of all the frequent fliers that were affected... people who AC rely on for their return-of-business.

Too bad. I was really pulling for them, and will continue to until the end (If it ever comes)

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RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

Thu Jan 20, 2005 12:03 pm

I think they need to pull a "Reagan" and fire EVERY employee who participated in this, and outsource the job to a third-party vendor. Show them exactly what they accomplished.

I was thinking this as well but I think if the union doesn't have a no-strike clause then that will probably put AC in court if they do have one then by all means fire them. That was the case with the ATC thing I believe, also if one plane crashed during that I think Reagan would have been in deep shit and probably would have been forced to resign.
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RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

Thu Jan 20, 2005 12:11 pm

I'm afraid I don't understand.... The management staff can't get planes into the gates, and at least get the customers off the airplanes? I've thrown bag in wingtips and a tie before to keep my customers moving as best I could....
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RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

Thu Jan 20, 2005 12:17 pm

What is it with stupid passengers. It seems it's become de rigeur to blast AC at every chance people get. Saw some woman on CTV news, in Winnipeg, understandably frustrated, stating that she'll never fly Air Canada again. Now if she got treated badly by AC staff, I could understand her statement (even though it's obviously emotion speaking), but by all accounts AC staff have been treating passengers very well during this frustrating time.
Luckily, the reporting was balanced, because positive things were said - but don't slam AC without knowing all of the facts first, as far as I'm concerned.

I wonder if a walkout happened with WestJet (if they were union), would she say the same? Something tells me not!!!

From the looks of it though, most of the passengers interviewed realized that it was a union thing - and not AC directly. Hope people are understand and don't drag AC down.

Unions, in my opinion, have long outlasted their usefulness and do more harm than good. They protect the lazy and discourage the proud.


I agree with the union statement, to some extent. But there are those, who work hard and deserve the benefits, etc. that you get from a union. However, the amount of hardworking union people is decreasing rapidly.

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RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

Thu Jan 20, 2005 12:20 pm

Anyone found not to be on the job and slacking in the lunch room should be fired and escorted off the grounds immediately.

I have no patience for this kind of crap. Too bad, Buzz and company can suck it.

I know Buzz's union is not involved, but his face always pops up whenever I hear of "labour distruptions"  Big grin

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RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

Thu Jan 20, 2005 12:23 pm

Milan -

You can treat customers like gold, but if they can't get where they want to go, it doesn't really matter how good you treat them. The customer only wanted to fly from point A to B. Can you really blame her for taking out her frustration on the company?

She likely won't fly AC again. Why should she? They can't provide her with the simplest of products, a seat on an airplane. She'd probably be fine with no food, no beverages, etc... If she could only get to where she needs to be!
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RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

Thu Jan 20, 2005 12:26 pm

You know.... I'm sorry but I have to... I hate this union mentality. It is not like they are miners working 15 hour days and demanding rights. Get your a$$e$ outside and unload those planes tabarnac!

You punch your own card, that's it! Nobody else's!!! Is this too hard to understand?!?!?!? Fire the 150 violating the rules, and fire every worker participating in this damn walkout. Time to grow up.
 
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RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

Thu Jan 20, 2005 12:30 pm

TOLtommy:
No not at all, I understand her frustration - and I tried to put that into my post - but saying I'll NEVER fly AC is a bit drastic, don't you think?

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RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

Thu Jan 20, 2005 12:36 pm

::bangs head on keyboard:: akhdfkhadfkhdiduduuuudiiikl

WHY???? why would you do that to your airline? what could be so bad that it couldnt be fixed in other ways?

sure the bureaucracy of the airlines gets annoying but that's the nature of the beast. The only thing that i can see as a decent reason to pull some stuff like this is for pay or benefits. i think work stoppages like this will eventually happen if the airlines continue to ask more and more from its employees. Especially when management is refraining from taking paycuts. even if this was the case why would you give the company ZERO notice? Why wasnt this made an issue before stopping work. i am sure management could have prevented a work stoppage before it happened if they were given an ultimatum last week.

Sounds like this is FUBAR.
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RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

Thu Jan 20, 2005 1:28 pm

AC ramp staff have always been a lazy bunch.I've worked for several airlines that contracted AC for ramp services in YYZ.They were usually late,slow and unhelpful.And now,after they get caught cheating by their employer,they do this.
I wonder if they still go drinking at Zets during their shifts ??
 
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RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

Thu Jan 20, 2005 1:33 pm

Some AC people are really like those 'compulsive gamblers', once they are debt free old habits return. I always think some people won't cry until they see the coffins.
 
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RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

Thu Jan 20, 2005 1:53 pm

I would hardly call it fair to lump all AC ramp workers into one and call them lazy. I know many that are, but I also know many that are'nt, including myself (not to self glote). You can't say that we are all bad.
I love the company that I work for, and I am willing to go above and beyond to see that the job gets done safely, efficiently and with respect to our customers. There are many employees who will do this as well. Unfortunatly, there are many who are out for themselves and don't care about anyone else.
Yes, I am upset with what happened today. The workers involved have done nothing to help this company. They have done more damage than good, and action against them might be the best thing.
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RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

Thu Jan 20, 2005 2:06 pm

I agree AC-B777, they have not done anything to help the company. The problem is their shallow, near-sighted point of view. They don't care about the people paying their salary, they still think their jobs are a right.

I congratulate you (AC-B777) for going above and beyond to make sure all goes smoothly. I just hope the company didn't cave in to the union and allow the employees caught punching each other's cards to keep their jobs. I also hope the other employees taking part in this illegal work stoppage either get fired (I know they won't, we are too easy on unions here in Canada), or at least suspended for a month without pay.

Air Canada and other companies should have a zero-tolerance when it comes to this kind of crap, and not give into the unions.

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RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

Thu Jan 20, 2005 2:28 pm

The only report I read on this in the media, stated that AC was secretly videotaping workers punching out early for a couple of months. However, the union is arguing that this early punch-out was in accordance with a locally sanctioned (wink-wink) management practice in lieu of breaks not taken.

Now, this practice is (1), not permitted under the collective agreement; (2) no proof that employees punching-out early actually didn't take breaks to which they were entitled; (3) even if locally sanctioned, was being abused.
 
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RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

Thu Jan 20, 2005 3:05 pm

In all likelihood, employees were covering for each other leaving early from their shift, perhaps an hour or two, by punching their timecard for them. This is simply dereliction of duty, and while it may be common practise, the baggage handlers have to realise that they could be fired for this at any time. Management finally called their bluff. Kudos !!!!!!! My god, people get turfed for much less at other companies. There is simply no defense for this. I'd love to hear the shop steward's/union head's defense for this one.

I suspect the 'new attitude' thinking at AC has gotten through with the FA's, pilots, and gate agents since they deal directly with the public. But the old school mentality will be hard to break with the baggage handlers, machinists, etc. If anything brings down AC in the end, this will be it.
 
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RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

Thu Jan 20, 2005 3:24 pm

Apparently this problem has been taken care of for now.

Story at:

http://sympaticomsn.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1106177438221_8?hub=topstories
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RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

Thu Jan 20, 2005 5:10 pm

One question! Is there anyone on here that works for AC on the ramp in YYZ? Maybe they can tell us exactly what went on. All the information people have been getting is from the media or rumours. Until anybody knows exactly what happened maybe you guys should keep an open mind. I for one am not happy about what happened today and there had better be a DAMN good reason for the walk out. Getting caught punching some elses card is NOT A GOOD REASON. Its theft!! I do agree with alot of you guys that the union mentality needs to be changed. You are paid to work a full shift so you must be there unless you are permitted to leave early e.g.undertime.

My apologies to all pax affected today!
 
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RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

Thu Jan 20, 2005 6:06 pm

I see no good reason for a walk out like this. Especially when the company your working for is still in financial difficulty. It is shortsighted and does nothing to improve the publics perception of the airline. Looks like AC still has some rough roads ahead.
 
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RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

Thu Jan 20, 2005 9:55 pm

Does anyone know what exactly Canadian labor law allows in this situation?
 
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RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:03 pm

I have to say that this was likely the stupidest move the rampies could make. They have now given management a strong reason to go ahead with the contracting out of Ramp Services that everyone had feared was in the future. I have yet to see any information that AC had contravened the collective agreement with it's attempt to discipline those that were caught leaving early. The illegal strike will have repercussions far beyond what those misguided individuals wanted. Hopefully those of us that don't support this kind of action will not be affected by the loose cannons.
 
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RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:21 pm

Just read on CBC.ca that no disciplinary action will be taken against the rampers.

http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/2005/01/19/pearson050119.html
 
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RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:30 pm

Here here ACcargo. That's my feeling on it as well. Unfortunately, many (BUT NOT ALL) people in YYZ can't see past their own station, yet what about every other station? We will all feel the brunt from this stupid move.
YYZACGUY...you are wrong on YYZ being the only station with a punchclock. I don't know where you got your info, but it is definitely wrong. We have punchclocks here in YYT, and I know for fact they are in YHZ and YWG as well. We probably have a different system for punching in/out, but we do have them.
Here in YYT, you type in your employee number to clock in or out. There are no cards. The computer records it and it is sends to the supervisors computer.
And yes, people punch other workers out here too. We are all guilty of it from time to time, no matter where you work, and I also know, it's not only a problem at AC. I know people who do the same thing at other companies.
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RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:37 pm

Hahahahahahahahahahaha............. this is the funniest thing I've ever read.... *sees AC's money burn* Yipee! I like it, but what exactly do we have? 150 ramp workers marching back and forth on the ramp and poking AC planes? Someone HAS to get a picture!!

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RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

Thu Jan 20, 2005 11:05 pm

A walkout of a similiar nature happened with BA at LHR about 2 years ago, staff unhappy at thought of having to use timecards cost BA about GBP40m, directly or indirectly cost about 350 staff their jobs at ContactBA in GLA, management said could afford the rent for the next 5 years would have been GBP10m.
So every action taken my staff in an airline impacts on other staff, actually when the airport staff went back they got a bonus for clearing the backlog, while later other staff paid with their jobs
 
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RE: AC Labour Walkout Now At YYZ

Thu Jan 20, 2005 11:15 pm

I am extremely annoyed that AC mgmt backed down and decided not to discipline those 140 workers. This is encouraging more theft from the aircraft. It also tells the customer that their airfare will cover the costs of employees clocking out early but still getting paid. Disgraceful.

And yes, people punch other workers out here too. We are all guilty of it from time to time, no matter where you work, and I also know, it's not only a problem at AC.

AC_B777, then you all should be fired. You are stealing from AC. You just don't get it.

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