Air Canada pilots, 3000 in total, continue contract talks with Air Canada in the hopes of avoiding a lockout deadline of midnight tonight. A spokesperson for Air Canada, Peter Fitzpatrick, told CTV news that the airline is confident a lockout can be avoided and that passengers can continue to make travel plans and book flights as normal.
Air Canada and the Air Canada Pilots Association (ACPA) have been in negotiations since October of 2010. A tentative agreement was reached in May, 2011, but ACPA rejected it. In November 2011, the two sides began negotiations assisted by a federally-appointed conciliator. The two sides entered a 21-day cooling off period and that ends at 12:01 am Tuesday, at which time Air Canada is legally allowed to give 72 hours notice for a lockout.
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