_News Talk 770
A wildcat strike by Air Canada ground workers that led to dozens of flights being cancelled, ended this morning. The ground workers went back to work after an arbitrator told them everyone would be 'reinstated without punishment.'
Karl Moore, an airline analyst with McGill University in Montreal says the reason the federal government is stepping in is because the Canadian economy is still fragile. Moore also says it's unlikely the airline will go bankrupt, but that it's time the airline come up with a business model that represent profits on a reasonable basis.
A union spokesman says the job action started when workers were suspended after Lisa Raitt was heckled at the Pearson Airport. He says that prompted their colleagues to stage an illegal walkout and the airline fired 37 workers.