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Continental pilots call on carrier to consider labour force in merger

10-Jun-2010 3:14 PM

Continental Airlines pilots called on the carrier at its latest shareholder meeting to heed to labour rights in its planned merger with United Airlines (Houston Chronicle, 09-Jun-2010). Air Line Pilots Association Chairman, Jay Pierce, stated the carriers must make a commitment to labour that they will “share in the rewards” in order for the tir-up to be successful. Continental has been in contract negotiations with its pilots for three years.