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Canada Needs a Plan for Aviation

Unifor represents more than 16,000 members working in the air transportation sector, including pilots, customer service representatives, aircraft groomers, catering staff and air traffic controllers, to name a few. The union continues to push the federal government to act and create a plan to prevent the current crisis from collapsing the industry entirely.

Canada needs a plan to ensure the aviation industry is able to weather this storm and come out the other side intact. Any recovery strategy must focus on three main pillars: an updated approach to border controls that is rigorous, safe and reflects scientific evidence; an industry-specific corporate support package that ensures benefits flow through workers and communities and continued government support programs for furloughed employees until recovery is secured.