UPDATE ON CAMPAIGN
Air Canada Must be Held Accountable!
New article on Palestine Chronicle
Did you know that Air Canada is outsourcing maintenance work for its B787 jets to Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)? And that IAI is the largest state owned defence and aerospace company in Israel? In fact, IAI is the subject of boycotts across Europe and is well-known for its drone technology and production. (See Corporate Watch report.)
Two years ago, BDS Vancouver-Coast Salish started a global campaign targeting Air Canada, which is now being relaunched. As international efforts become more focused on Israel’s military defense industry, it is high time that corporations like Air Canada are held accountable for their complicity in Israeli war crimes.
Although any outsourcing of its maintenance work was originally considered illegal and even challenged in Canadian courts, the Trudeau government has recently made moves to change the law and allow Air Canada more “labour flexibility”. Please make your union, church, and community or political groups aware of this boycott and encourage them to show solidarity with the Palestinian people as well as workers here in Canada.
It is truly shameful that Air Canada is “outsourcing” its maintenance work to this Israeli defense company that is directly responsible for the deaths of Palestinian civilians. We call on all supporters of Palestinian rights and social justice to check all other possible options before finalizing your travel plans. Send the message to Air Canada that Israeli government abuses of international law will not be rewarded with your travel dollars!
Sign the petition to Air Canada here. Check out the background info on this website’s homepage.