Board tosses out decision on pilot's seniority list

CIRB rejects ruling, gives two sides 120 days to come up with a resolution
||Last Updated: 04/10/2003

The seniority ruling involving pilots from Air Canada and the old Canadian Airlines has been rejected by the Canadian Industrial Relations Board.

In the ruling, the CIRB ordered the pilots’ groups to negotiate a new way to merge the two seniority lists created when Air Canada bought out Canadian Airlines, and combined the two air carriers into one. Pilots from Canadian saw the original decision by the arbitrator as being favourable to Air Canada pilots.

The two sides have been given 120 days to come up with a solution or the CIRB will intervene.