The Canadian Press

1998-09-02 | Air Canada Strike

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Air Canada's pilots went on strike on the Labor Day weekend, stranding 60-thousand travelers a day. The pilots wanted a 12-per-cent pay raise over two years. The airline offered nine. Jean-Marc Belanger of the Air Canada Pilots Association said the strike could have been avoided. Nearly two weeks later, the pilots accepted a two-year contract for nine per cent, but with improved pensions and working conditions. The strike cost Air Canada an estimated 150-million dollars.

Date: 1998-09-02
Placeline: TORONTO, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 14 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << Air Canada is forcing their 2100 pilots on strike because of a question of money and I'm talkin about 1% or 2% difference >>