CUPE’s court challenge of the 1:50 regulation heard in Federal Court

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CUPE spent two days in Federal Court this week to convince a judge that the unsafe 1:50 flight attendant-passenger ratio must be repealed. As you know, the 1:50 ratio is less safe than the safety proven 1:40 ratio. Unfortunately, Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau said last October that his government has no intention to revise the 1:50 regulation. In that context, CUPE’s legal fight against the 1:50 ratio initiated in 2013 is crucial for passengers and crew safety. We are still waiting for a decision but will keep you informed.