Sunwing Ends Plan to Hire Foreign Pilots for Winter Season Says Union

Unifor says that Sunwing airlines has abandoned its plan to hire about 65 pilots from Europe through a temporary foreign worker program, reports The Globe and Mail.

Originally deemed necessary by the airline to meet staffing demands for the winter travel season, the plan was criticized by the union. Unifor said the issue was not a lack of qualified pilots in Canada, but the airline’s unwillingness to address employees’ concerns.

Sunwing did not immediately respond to The Globe’s request for comment.

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