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Privatization is not the answer for Montreal’s airport

The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) is warning against the recent proposal by Montreal Airport Authority CEO Philippe Rainville, to partially privatize the city’s airport. “The evidence is clear” said PSAC National President Chris Aylward, “There is no benefit to Canadians from private, for-profit, airports. We know that costs to passengers rise and the quality of services drops when airports are partially or entirely sold off.”

Source: psacunion.ca

Labour Accuses AMCON of Starving Aero, Arik of Funds

Unions in the aviation sector are alleging that “Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON) has not invested the funds needed to revamp Aero Contractors and Arik Air, which the corporation took over their management when they were going under.” President of Air Transport Senior Staff Services of Nigeria (ATSSSAN), Ahmadu Illitrus, “lamented that since the takeover of Aero, the current management in Aero led by AMCON intentionally starved the airline of funds

Source: THISDAYLIVE

Trump has moved toward privatizing the national air traffic control system

Trump has moved toward privatizing the national air traffic control system but Americans Against Air Traffic Privatization say this would destabilize the system, and have launched a petition drive to block it. “Julia Alschuler, Spokesperson for AAATP said: “A Republican-led Congress has rejected ATC privatization time and time again on the grounds of safety, feasibility, and overall concern for the American people. Privatizing Air Traffic Control is a solution in search of a problem at a time when we need to strengthen middle class workers and rural communities instead of leaving hardworking Americans vulnerable to corporate interests. We hope that Congress and the next Administration will hear the concerns of the American people and finally ground this failed proposal once and for all. ””

Source: stoptheprivatization.com

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