A man spits into the face of an Air Canada baggage handler during a wildcat walkout at Toronto's Pearson International Airport early Friday. The job action began Thursday evening and left hundreds of passengers in limbo after they had to disembark from several flights already on the tarmac. (Victor Biro/Canadian Press)
The wildcat strike started after the airline, which has had bitter and continuing labour problems over the past year with its pilots, mechanics, flight attendants and now ground crews, suspended three workers at Pearson International Airport on Thursday evening, setting off a chain of events.
The workers had apparently applauded sarcastically as Labour Minister Lisa Raitt walked through the airport on Thursday evening.
The employees were suspended for 72 hours. The striking workers said Friday morning that's how long they'll keep up their protest.
We Canadians are not a demonstrative people. We embraced jazz hands and/or twinkle fingers in places where
But, now it appears we're getting seriously uppity-er. Making real noise. Real threatening noise.