In a statement released Wednesday morning, the company says recent changes in the Canadian vacation tour market combined with the airline’s debt level have rendered the company unable to maintain profitable operations.
One employee at Skyservice headquarters near the airport tells NewsTalk 1010 that she’s shocked, adding that she thought the company was going through tough times, but not this tough.
Tour operators have been left scrambling to make alternate plans for customers that are either due to fly out in the near future or already in their destination.
“For Canadians currently travelling abroad, the Government of Canada has an emergency consular service telephone line (1-800-387-3124).
“Consumers who have paid for Skyservice tickets should contact the Canadian Transportation Agency at 1-888-222-2592 or visit its website for further information.”
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VIVA on strike for Wednesday
680News staff | Wednesday, September 24th, 2008 7:42 pm
Thirty-five-thousand commuters in York Region will have to find another way to work or school come Thursday morning.
That’s because Viva bus drivers will go on strike starting at 4 a.m.
Union members turned down a tentative settlement by 61 per cent, Wednesday, and that group represents 165 bus operators.
In a press release, Bob Kinnear, President of ATU Local 113, which represents the bus drivers said “we are a democratic union and our members have spoken.”
He added “Veolia management [the company that runs Viva Transit] knew that the strike would being tomorrow (Thursday) if their offer was turned down and I have informed them of the results of the vote.”
The major issues in negotiations are wages and sick time.
At this point no further talks have been scheduled.
All York Region Transit (YRT) buses will continue to run as usual because they are not part of Viva Transit.
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Tagged atu, bus, Cars, GO Trains, GTTA, Markham, Metrolinx, metrolynx, no service, richmond hill, september 25, streetcar, strike in york, Subway, Toronto, TTC, Union, Viva, wednesday, York Region, York University, YRT