QUEBEC — Quebec's justice minister said Tuesday the province will sue Air Canada to keep the Aveos aircraft-maintenance jobs in Montreal.
The Montreal aircraft MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) firm acquired Air Canada's airplane-maintenance business in 2007, but its workers were left jobless, without notice, when Aveos declared bankruptcy on March 20.
Air Canada told the province it is not bound to maintain the jobs of 1,800 Aveos Fleet Performance Inc. employees at the airline's Dorval base. But Quebec's Justice Minister Jean-Marc Fournier said Tuesday that Quebec wants to contest the airline's interpretation of its privatization law.
"The law is clear," Fournier told reporters. "Air Canada cannot just say that the words of what the law says are not important."