Air Canada flight attendants to wear gloves for Ebola protection

Air Canada jet. (Courtesy)

Air Canada jet. (Courtesy)


, Last Updated: 7:40 PM ET

Air Canada has granted a union request to let flight attendants sport gloves to protect themselves against Ebola.

The union asked the airline if its flight attendants could wear the gloves provided for food handling and bathroom cleaning while collecting passenger cabin waste.

"We have no objections for the elective use of gloves under these circumstances," Air Canada wrote in a letter to the union.

The airline stipulated that the gloves must not replace other health regulations, like "effective hand-washing."

There have been no reports of Ebola in Canada.