Holders FC Barcelona were paired with Arsenal in round of 16 draw while Chelsea were drawn against Paris Saint-Germain in the knockout stage of the Champions League for the third season running here on Monday.German champions Bayern Munich were pitted against last season’s runners-up Italy’s Juventus, during the draw conducted by European football’s governing body UEFA.Anoter Italian side AS Roma has a tough match-up against record 10-time champions Real Madrid. Also Read – A league of his own!Manchester City will meet Dynamo Kyiv. The Ukrainian club will play their home tie without a crowd as punishment for the racist behaviour of some fans during a game in the group stage.Portugal’s Benfica and Russia’s Zenit Saint Petersburg, were paired together while the Belgian side Gent will meet German outfit VFL Wolfsburg.The first legs of the round of 16 matches will be played on February 16-17 and 23-24, followed by the return leg on March 8-9 and 15-16. The final of the tournament will be played at the San Siro stadium in Milan on May 28.
Travelweek Group Tags: Union, WestJet, WestJet Swoop WestJet, Swoop respond to possible unionization of flight attendants Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Share CALGARY — Both WestJet and Swoop have weighed in on the potential unionization of their flight attendants, with WestJet CEO Ed Sims saying that the airline “respects the rights of our employees to choose their representation.”After news broke that the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) filed an application for certification of its cabin crew members at the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB), both Sims and Steven Greenway, President of Swoop, issued similar statements to the press.“Although we prefer to work directly with our employee groups as we have since 1996, we are dedicated to moving forward and will concentrate on the continued success of the organization for guests, employees and shareholders,” said Sims.WestJet and low-cost carrier Swoop received formal notice from CIRB on July 10 at 11:49 a.m. ET.“We’re hopeful that this is just the first of many victories ahead for WestJet Cabin Crew as we work together to improve working conditions for inflight staff,” said CUPE National President Mark Hancock. “A strong union for WestJetters is set for takeoff!”More news: Save the dates! Goway’s Africa Roadshow is backHugh Pouilot, senior communications officer at CUPE, told Global News that the main issues flight attendants have are compensation, scheduling and seniority. And although these cannot be guaranteed, CUPE has negotiated for other flight attendant agreements at Air Canada and Air Transat. << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by