Just because their actions came before an injunction doesn't make it any legal. The Ministry of Labour issued back to work legislation for the IAMAW thereby preventing them from striking (whether you agree if this should be done is not the point).
again from the globe "The back-to-work manoeuvre was seen as a precautionary measure because Ms. Raitt already took steps to avert a widespread work stoppage by referring the IAMAW labour dispute and another one involving pilots to the Canada Industrial Relations Board, effectively making any walkouts illegal."
the injunction merely served as a written notice that what they did was in fact illegal and should be stopped.
as mention by a previous poster, it shouldn't be hard to deduce the amount of money lost. 91 cancelled flights, many of which required the passengers to be given hotels to stay for the night, surely a fair number of them would be looking for a different carrier or some other way to travel. The pilots and flight attendants are still on the clock so that's money there. You create a backlog in work flow which will require more man hours, thus wages to clear up. Whatever hanger, walkout and runway fee will have to be paid presumably. Whatever cargo was to be shipped on the flights now can't be shipped.
Being a private entity i'm not sure Air Canada would want to disclose how much money they would be losing so finding a source would be difficult.
FunSave22 wrote: ↑Mar 23rd, 2012 6:45 pmAir Canada certainly could have fired them or taken disciplinary action. They choose not to. They likely did this because they don't want to further poison the labour relations. Management had choices from which to choose their actions. Just because they didn't choose the option you wanted, doesn't change the fact Management had choices.
If you read what I quoted or better yet read the article for yourself, http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-in ... le2378787/ it said 37 employees were terminated. However, the union reached a settlement through an arbitrator to have it so that none of the employees would be discipline. So Air Canada did choose, and attempted to discipline these employees. however those choices were rendered mute by the union.
I beg to differ (and by Air Canada's decision to try and fire the 37 employee i think they would agree). The IAMAW decided to strike during March Break, the pilots had their own form of job action by "being sick". If management continues to not take action then they are essentially sending the message that their opinions don't matter and the employees can do as they please to hold the passengers hostage and to cause as much disruption to the company and passengers as they want.