Air Canada’sflight attendants’ union has told the airline it plans to go on strike thisWednesday.
The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), which represents theairline’s 6,800 cabin crew, served the airline with the strike notice after newcontract discussions broke down.
In a statement on its website, the airline said talks wereongoing and that it had introduced a rebooking policy for customers booked totravel over the next six days on a rolling basis (16-21 September, 17-22September etc). Under the policy clients can rebook free of charge until 9December, but refunds are currently not available.
If strikes go ahead, thenational carrier said it would “implement a partial schedule includingcodeshare flights operated by partner airlines”. The union’s members have been without acontract since 31 March, having rejected the previous deal offered by theairline through mediators.