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Air Canada flight attendants’ union says crew don’t want to be forced to fly on Boeing 737 MAX 8

Air Canada flight attendants’ union says crew don’t want to be forced to fly on Boeing 737 MAX 8
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The union representing Air Canada flight attendants says its members don’t want to be forced to fly on Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets amid growing safety concerns surrounding the jet in the wake of Sunday’s crash of an Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet.

In a statement, the Air Canada Component of CUPE said the union is asking Air Canada to prioritize the safety of passengers and crew.

“Air Canada flight attendants have safety concerns following Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash. They don’t want to be forced to fly on Boeing 737 Max 8 airplanes,” the union said.

“The safety of passengers and crews must be the absolute priority,” Lesosky said.

Unions representing American Airlines and United Airlines flight attendants in the U.S. also urged the companies to consider grounding the planes until an investigation into safety concerns is completed.
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