Montreal airport employees report harassment as journey chaos continues

Because the chaos continues at Montreal’s Trudeau airport, a number of the frustration is being directed at workers, they are saying.

“Individuals are insulting, or being very aggressive towards our crew members,” stated Dominic Levasseur, a spokesperson for the Air Transat union.

The Journal de Montreal reported at the very least one occasion of a traveler spitting on an airline worker.

Levasseur stated flight attendants are getting the worst of it.

“Our flight attendants are those who find yourself taking the strain from the passengers,” he stated.

Labor shortages have led to main airport backups in Montreal and throughout the nation. Confronted with staggeringly lengthy traces, misplaced baggage and delayed flights, tensions are flaring amongst passengers.

To battle the backlog, Air Canada and West Jet have introduced they’re grounding some flights.

However Levasseur says underlying points nonetheless stay.

“The nice information is that everybody is eager to journey now, and the trade is making an attempt to supply as many seats as attainable,” he stated.

“However we’re restricted by all of the individuals who had been let go in the course of the pandemic, and now we’re struggling to maintain up.”