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Canada Labor Board Says Air Canada Strike Blocked for Review

October 12, 2011

Oct. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Air Canada flight attendants were barred from striking when the government referred their contract dispute to a labor board.

The Industrial Relations Board received two referrals from the Labour Ministry, asking for a review of the proposed strike’s effect on public health and safety and whether the attendants union had created unfavorable settlement conditions by rejecting two contract offers.

Canada law suspends the right to strike while a health and safety referral is being considered, the board said in a statement.

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