Employee ownership a solution for Air Canada’s morale woes (letter to the editor)

An open letter to Transport Minister, David Collenette.
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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/24/2001

Most people will agree that Canada needs a viable national airline. However, it will take more than money for Air Canada to pull through this crisis. The people running the airline day to day — the employees — have an equally crucial role to play in Air Canada’s recovery.

But the workforce is devastated, having discovered that neither legislation nor their unions could protect them from massive layoffs. Employees fortunate enough to have avoided the axe so far must wonder every day if their own jobs will disappear next. This is not a situation that builds morale or cheerful optimism.