Saturday, February 05, 2005
Yet another AC Strike update
I did find out about the incident that sparked the whole ugly scene. It had to do with company policy over time-punch cards. Apparently, a habit had developed with the hourly people to punch their friends in and out of work; which was apparently tolerated by management. That day, January 19th, one manager decided to take a stand and fire several employees for punch card violations. This is what sparked the walk out as other unionized employees found out about the heavy handed and unexpected action by management.
I'm sure that those employees will be happy to know that Air Canada management staff traveling that day were not inconvenienced too much over their bold stance.