Air Canada dispute goes to arbitration
A final attempt by Air Canada and its pilots to work out a new contract on their own has crashed and burned.
A 10 day bargaining final session ended yesterday without a deal and now a federal arbitrator will be called on to impose a settlement.
Both the airline and the pilots union are expressing disappointment.
The two sides will likely be meeting with federal arbitrator Doug Stanley this week.
He'll lay out the arbitration process, but both sides will draft proposals and Stanley will decide which one will be the basis for a contract.
The threat of a lockout of the pilots prompted the Harper government to intervene earlier this year with back-to-work legislation.
The legislation allowed an arbitrator to impose a settlement.
(The Canadian Press)