Date/Time
Date(s) - November 17, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Labor Relations in the Canadian and International Airline Industry during and after COVID

(Virtual Meeting)

Join DC LERA for the fifth in a series on Return to Work sponsored by the US-Canada Office of the International Labor Organization.  We will hear from Mike Abbott, Vice President, Labour Relations at Air Canada.

Tequilla Brooks
Tequila Brooks

Moderator

Moderated by DC LERA Membership Co-Secretary Tequila Brooks

Speaker

Mike Abbott
Mike Abbott

Mike Abbott is the Vice President, Labour Relations at Air Canada where he oversees all aspects of union-management relations, including the grievance procedure, disciplinary process and collective bargaining – representing the company as its chief negotiator. Mike is also a prominent member on the Board of Directors for Federally Regulated Employers – Transportation and Communications (FETCO).

A graduate of Memorial University and the London School of Economics, Mike started his career in the public sector with the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) and the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB). Mike also held the title of Senior Economist with the Commission for Labour Cooperation in Washington, DC. After six years in government, Mike entered the private sector and held progressively senior roles with Nav Canada, Brink’s and McCain Foods, where he was Vice President – Human Resources. Mike has worked with Air Canada for six years and is a member of the Board of Directors at Federally Regulated Employers – Transportation and Communications (FETCO), which represents Canada’s federally regulated employers. Mike also represents Air Canada at the Airline Personnel Directors’ Council (APDC), a consortium of international airlines focusing on Labour Relations, and is a member of the Conference Board of Canada’s Council of Industrial Relations Executives.

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