Kamloops Airport not affected by labour strife
It will be business as usual at Fulton Field, despite a strike by about 4,000 Air Canada customer-service employees.
While other airports throughout the country will be impacted in some way by the strike, Air Canada flights out of Kamloops Airport are operated by Air Canada Jazz, which has its own employees and a union contract separate from that of Air Canada.
Fred Legace, the airport’s managing director, told KTW the strike will have little impact on operations at the airport.
“We’re anticipating we’ll see little, if any, effect,” he said.
But, it won’t likely be the case at other cities across Canada.
The union representing Air Canada’s 3,800 customer-service, reservations and ticketing agents picked up picket signs on Tuesday, June 14.
At issue are wages and pensions, including a company bid to place new employees into a defined contribution plan, rather than a defined benefit plan, which has a guaranteed payout.