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Air Canada Workers Forced Back to Work After Wildcat Strike

Air Canada baggage handlers in Montreal and Toronto were forced back to work after staging a wildcat strike that started Thursday night.  However, an arbitrator issued an injunction Friday morning to force these workers back to the job.  A spokesperson for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW), Bill Trbovich, said that the walkout ended with the agreement that the workers would not be penalized and that the three employees that were suspended and the 37 that were fired after the incident would be reinstated.

Although the strike was in Montreal and Toronto, it caused a ripple effect throughout the country.  Many flights were delayed or canceled as a result and Air Canada has lifted their re-booking fees for those passengers who were affected by the flight disruptions.  Peter Fitzpatrick, a spokesperson for Iar Canada, said that strike severely disrupted flights, but that they are working hard to get thing back to normal.

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