CanJet layoffs violate labour code,
says union

Airline tried to get pilots to sign termination packages without union consultation
||Last Updated: 09/19/2006

CanJet pilots, and other employees, are accusing the airline of labour code violations following this week's job cuts announcement.

On Sept. 5, the airline's parent company, IMP Group Ltd., announced that 450 people would be out of work after it decided to get out of the scheduled airline business in favour of chartered flights. Sept. 10 is to be the last day of scheduled travel.

Two days after the announcement, representatives of the Air Line Pilots Association met with 94 CanJet pilots to discuss the announcement.