Air Canada Embraer 190 tail. Courtesy, AC Air Canada (AC) averted a planned strike by its more than 6,800 flight attendants when Canadian labor minister Lisa Raitt deployed a rarely used procedural move that legally prevents cabin crew from walking off the job. Raitt formally referred the matter to the Canadian Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) to determine whether a strike disrupting AC's flight schedule would "threaten public health and safety." AC cabin crew, ...

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