A court victory for ex-Aveos workers
Former employees of Aveos are celebrating today.
Quebec Superior Court has ruled Air Canada broke federal law when it shut down the Aveos heavy-maintenance facility in Montreal last spring.
The court sided with the Quebec government, which contended the airline had an obligation to keep the maintenance work here in Montreal.
Former union rep Lyne Ste-Marie says today's decision is vindication for the 2600 Aveos employees who were tossed out of work last March.
"I'm sure everybody right now, all of the employees who ended up losing their jobs last March...I'm sure everyone that knows is celebrating right now," Ste-Marie says.
The airline, however, says it's planning to appeal.
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