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Air Canada workers rally outside Harper’s Calgary office

March 22, 2012, Calgary - Angry Air Canada workers braved the snow to rally outside Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Calgary constituency office.


March 22, 2012
By The Canadian Press

Air Canada has been plagued with labour troubles over the last year.

The airline and its pilots and mechanics have been in a bitter contract feud that prompted the federal government to step in earlier this month.

Ottawa has also had to intervene in contract disputes involving the airline's flight attendants and its customer service agents.

Machinists spokesman Ryan Wick says Air Canada employees have had their rights to collective bargaining taken away by a government that is trying to bust the union.

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Wick says the protest was symbolic because Harper is the man who controls the country and is the one who needs to hear their message.