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  1. or, heaven forbid, somebody coulda picked up a phone and said "636? - you're gonna have a couple of runners, Patience and Fortitude - they're legging it thru Customs now"
  2. 'The pension proposal is threatening to turn into a protracted legal struggle and disrupt Air Canada's efforts to emerge from bankruptcy protection, which it was granted by Judge Farley last April. Trinity has threatened to walk away from its plan to invest the $650-million in equity Air Canada needs to emerge from bankruptcy protection unless the unions bend on the pension issue. But the unions say there are other potential investors in the wings and that they are not prepared to budge. They contend that leaving their pension plan untouched was the quid pro quo for their agreement to a total of $1.1-billion a year in wage and other concessions last year as part of the restructuring. They also say Trinity should have been aware of this.' http://www.globeinvestor.com/servlet/WireFeedRedirect?cf=GlobeInvestor/config&vg=BigAdVariableGenerator&date=20040210&archive=gam&slug=RAIRC10
  3. June 16, 1998. Top executives from Air Canada, Canadian Airlines and WestJet find themselves at the same downtown Toronto bar after a long day of presentations at an investment conference. The beer flows freely, and the Stanley Cup final is blaring on every television set. WestJet CEO Clive Beddoe approaches Air Canada's chief financial officer Rob Peterson with a proposition. "You guys should just get out of the short-haul business," Beddoe shouts over the ruckus. "We'll feed you short-haul and you can focus on long-haul, which is where you make the money." "In your dreams," retorts Peterson. http://www.globeinvestor.com/servlet/WireFeedRedirect?cf=GlobeInvestor/config&vg=BigAdVariableGenerator&date=20040130&archive=gam&slug=RO2WESTJE
  4. June 16, 1998. Top executives from Air Canada, Canadian Airlines and WestJet find themselves at the same downtown Toronto bar after a long day of presentations at an investment conference. The beer flows freely, and the Stanley Cup final is blaring on every television set. WestJet CEO Clive Beddoe approaches Air Canada's chief financial officer Rob Peterson with a proposition. "You guys should just get out of the short-haul business," Beddoe shouts over the ruckus. "We'll feed you short-haul and you can focus on long-haul, which is where you make the money." "In your dreams," retorts Peterson. http://www.globeinvestor.com/servlet/WireFeedRedirect?cf=GlobeInvestor/config&vg=BigAdVariableGenerator&date=20040130&archive=gam&slug=RO2WESTJE
  5. >and willng to do the extreme to prove it. < Nice touch.
  6. Closing sections: [63] In light of the pilots' submissions, as represented by the merger committees, the Board is of the view that the issues now underlying the pilots' dissatisfaction with either of the arbitrators' awards or the Board's decisions are based on financial considerations, that is, their rank on the seniority list, not a breach of their rights under the Code. The pilots have been afforded every opportunity under section 18.1(2) of the Code, to come to an agreement with respect to an integrated seniority list for the two pilot groups which now form Air Canada. Air Canada has in turn abided by the seniority ranking decided by each of the arbitral awards. The Board is, therefore, satisfied that the conditions of section 18.1(2) of the Code have been met in that the Keller protocol herein represents an agreement of the parties to resolve the pilots' seniority dispute. d) Disposition [64] For these reasons, the Board defers to the conclusions reached by the Keller award, rules that it has exhausted any residual jurisdiction concerning the seniority integration process and decides that it will not exercise any discretion to embark upon an inquiry on the issue of the seniority integration of its own motion.
  7. Closing sections: [63] In light of the pilots’ submissions, as represented by the merger committees, the Board is of the view that the issues now underlying the pilots’ dissatisfaction with either of the arbitrators’ awards or the Board’s decisions are based on financial considerations, that is, their rank on the seniority list, not a breach of their rights under the Code. The pilots have been afforded every opportunity under section 18.1(2) of the Code, to come to an agreement with respect to an integrated seniority list for the two pilot groups which now form Air Canada. Air Canada has in turn abided by the seniority ranking decided by each of the arbitral awards. The Board is, therefore, satisfied that the conditions of section 18.1(2) of the Code have been met in that the Keller protocol herein represents an agreement of the parties to resolve the pilots’ seniority dispute. d) Disposition [64] For these reasons, the Board defers to the conclusions reached by the Keller award, rules that it has exhausted any residual jurisdiction concerning the seniority integration process and decides that it will not exercise any discretion to embark upon an inquiry on the issue of the seniority integration of its own motion.
  8. http://www.cirb-ccri.gc.ca/collections/publications/decisions/RD0263_e.pdf
  9. You gonna drop over and see the Lander now that its in your neighbourhood?
  10. what goes up.... http://www.geocities.com/nobtusforyou/chart.html
  11. New snowboarding power? http://www.khnl.com/Global/story.asp?S=1579416
  12. Right on! Take in a seal hunt, visit a reserve - nothing but good clean fun up here.
  13. Is probably one they're looking at.
  14. One view (believe approach was actually from other direction i.e. on 32L). www.geocities.com/oddwatch/gimli14.html
  15. Mr & Mrs Collenette would have saved us all a great deal of trouble if they had just got young Davey that much desired train set for xmas '55...
  16. "Keller seniority list will be used to determine which pilots lose their jobs and how assignments for pilots are determined. The union's split over seniority, which has been a divisive issue since Air Canada acquired Canadian Airlines in early 2000, comes amid a ratification vote on a cost-cutting agreement with Air Canada, which says it must have confirmation from all its unions by Monday, June 30. Also on Monday, pilots are to complete their so-called equipment bidding, based on seniority, which decides which pilots fly which planes in coming months. "Time is of the essence," Air Canada lawyer Brian Burkett told Lordon. In his oral ruling before a room packed with uniformed pilots, Lordon said he would leave the Keller seniority list in effect for now, noting Air Canada's need to go ahead with the equipment bidding. But Lordon suggested a review of the arbitrator's decision may result in the need to correct problems or inequalities." http://www.torontostar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1056665411890&call_pageid=968350072197&col=968705923364
  17. "Consequences of the ruling by the court of arbitration. The court of arbitration has stipulated that a proportional zipper [dovetail?] system should apply to job losses amongst the two SWISS pilot corps. This will mean unaffordable costs and expenditure as well as unacceptable operational restrictions for SWISS until the contract with SWISS PILOTS expires in 2005. This is a situation which jeopardises the implementation of the new Business Plan, and hence the company's survival. The SWISS Board of Directors has therefore decided to enter into immediate negotiations about the collective working agreements with all trade unions. Compromises will be required on all sides if the ambitious goal of the new Business Plan is to be achieved. Bearing in mind the difficult situation the company expects the full willingness of the parties concerned to have discussions concluded until July 15 in order to have clarity on further options that will have to be taken."
  18. CAW - Local 2002 (Districts 212 & 412)
  19. ..and then the 'by the number of posts' crowd will file suit and sent it to arbitration with JW's former posters claiming 'intervenor status'
  20. 'With that dire forecast before him, Farley complained of the "very troubling, very puzzling" attitude of the pilots' union.' http://www.cbc.ca/stories/2003/05/29/air_canada030529
  21. Mea culpa.:$ Vegemite on everything for a week as penance.
  22. Mea culpa.:$ Vegamite on everything for a week as penance.
  23. Subject: FAQ's about Australia These questions about Australia were posted on an Australian Tourism Website and obviously the answers came from a fellow Aussie. 1. Q: Does it ever get windy in Australia? I have never seen it rain on TV, so how do the plants grow? (UK) A: We import all plants fully grown and then just sit around watching them die. 2. Q: Will I be able to see kangaroos in the street? (USA) A: Depends how much you've been drinking. 3. Q: I want to walk from Perth to Sydney - can I follow the railroad tracks? (Sweden) A: Sure, it's only three thousand miles, take lots of water... 4. Q: Can you give me some information about hippo racing in Australia? (USA) A: A-fri-ca is the big triangle shaped continent south of Europe. Aus-tra-lia is that big island in the middle of the pacific which does not.... oh forget it. Sure, the hippo racing is every Tuesday night in Kings Cross. Come naked. 5. Q: Which direction is North in Australia? (USA) A: Face south and then turn 90 degrees. Contact us when you get here and we'll send the rest of the directions. 6. Q: Can you send me the Vienna Boys' Choir schedule? (USA) A: Aus-tri-a is that quaint little country bordering Ger-man-y, which is....oh forget it. Sure, the Vienna Boys' Choir plays every Tuesday night in Kings Cross, straight after the hippo races. Come naked. 7. Q: I have developed a new product that is the fountain of youth. Can you tell me where I can sell it in Australia? (USA) A: Anywhere significant numbers of Americans gather. 8. Q: Can I wear high heels in Australia? (UK) A: You are a British politician, right? 9. Q: Can you tell me the regions in Tasmania where the female population is smaller than the male population? (Italy) A: Yes, gay nightclubs. 10. Q: I was in Australia in 1969 on R+R, and I want to contact the girl I dated while I was staying in Kings Cross. Can you help? (USA) A: Yes, and you will still have to pay her by the hour. 11. Q: Will I be able to speek English most places I go? (USA) A. Yes, but you'll have to learn it first.
  24. ...and did you see the fellow that was so overcome with gratitude that he wrapped a big 'thank you' note around his waist and gave the checkpoint soldiers such an appreciative group hug?
  25. ...and did you see the fellow that was so overcome with gratitude that he wrapped a big 'thank you' note around his waist and gave the checkpoint soldiers an such appreciative group hug?
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