Dispatch workers at charter carrier CanJet Limited in Halifax, Nova Scotia, have joined the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.
The new members provide all flight planning, routing and weather forecasts for the pilots of the charter airline. “This is a foot in the door for us with this airline,” said District 140 General Chairperson and Organizer Ian Morland. “This department is expanding and other workers with this airline have expressed interest in joining our union.”
CanJet is a charter airline that serves Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and the Maritimes. The IAM is the largest union at Halifax International Airport, representing workers at Air Canada, Servisair, Cara Foods and Air Labrador.