Air Canada 777-300. By Rob Finlayson Canadian labor minister Lisa Raitt has intervened to prevent March 12 work stoppages at Air Canada (AC). Using a tactic deployed last year to stop AC's flight attendants from striking (ATW Daily News, Oct. 14, 2011), Raitt referred disputes between the airline and both its mechanics and pilots to the Canadian Industrial Relations Board (CIRB). As a result, AC can't lock out its 3,000 pilots represented by the Air Canada Pilots Assn. ...

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