Mr. Dan McKenzie (Winnipeg South Centre):
Mr. Speaker, I rise on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity, pursuant to the provisions of Standing Order 43, as a result of reliable reports of continuing and rather extraordinary ineptitude in labour relations on the part of officials acting on behalf of our country's national airline which resulted in a strong protest in the form of a telegram being forwarded on behalf of CALEA to the Minister of Transport (Mr. Lang), Mr. Joe Morris of the CLC and assorted members of parliament. I move, therefore, seconded by the hon. member for Central Nova (Mr. MacKay):
That the Minister of Transport investigate immediately the role of Mr. Dale Atkinson, General Manager of finance, Air Canada, who, according to the President of the Canadian Airline Employees Association, took it upon himself to circumvent the union's negotiating committee when he initiated direct bargaining with the Air Canada finance branch employees in Winnipeg for whom the union is certified as the sole bargaining agent and that the minister report his findings to this House, since this type of action may be contrary to the Canada Labour Code.
Subtopic: AIR CANADA
Sub-subtopic: REQUEST FOR REPORT ON CIRCUMVENTING OF UNION IN BARGAINING WITH FINANCE BRANCH EMPLOYEES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43