It seems that with all the cuts, two cities in particular will be hit hardest. Both Winnipeg and Halifax will see all of their flight attendant services lost with the closing of their stations.
Now their union CUPE is trying to make a stand. They have approached the Feds on the basis of a law that was in place which the airlines are trying to circumvent. The interpretation of the particular paragraphs relating to safety seem to be what the union is hinging its arguments on.
Considering the fact that in the future all our flight attendants may be coming from a different city to start work here does not give me confidence in the kind of fatigue they may be starting their shift with.
I don’t know if that will compromise safety but if you have ever had the experience, I am sure you’ll agree there is not much worse in the air than grouchy service.