It could be back to work soon for Air Canada strikers ... day one "shortcuts"
Interesting that the Tories in Ottawa wasted so little time in talking about sending striking Canadian Auto Workers folks back to their jobs as customer service agents for Air Canada. You'd think they'd wait a few days but I supposed if one is going to legislate people back to work, you may as well do it right away.
Dithering is decidedly not one of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's issues, I guess, and it can hardly be a surprise. It sounds, however, like it might take a few days for legislation to pass so we could easily have another week of disruptions, less or more.
Tuesday was, as far as I can tell, pretty normal. My flight out of Vancouver was an hour late taking off but we landed 20 minutes late is all, so not bad. Because we were late, they didn't charge people who asked for a glass of wine with lunch/dinner. They didn't advertise free booze, but if you asked for something there was no charge.
The luggage issue wasn't a problem at Pearson, either (the usual slowness but not horrible), and the mood on board the plane was pretty good.
One worker, however, told me there were definitely some "shortcuts" being taken.
"A lot of paperwork isn't getting done," they said. "It's not critical and it's nothing the public knows about. We had to get permission from the ministry of transport people to ignore some stuff.
"It looks calm but behind the scenes there's a lot of work."
No doubt. Interesting about shortcuts, though. I'm sure it's all pretty routine, but it makes you wonder....