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WestJet strike over as mechanics union and airline reach tentative agreement

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WestJet says the strike that affected tens of thousands of travellers during the long weekend is now over after an agreement with the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association was made late on Sunday.

News comes after roughly 100,000 passengers affected over the busy Canada Day long weekend

WestJet reaches deal with union to end strike

WestJet and the union representing its mechanics have reached a new tentative agreement, ending a strike and bringing staff back to work. It’s still unclear when flight schedules will return to normal.

WestJet says the strike that affected tens of thousands of travellers during the long weekend is over after an agreement with the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) was made late on Sunday.

“The damage to Canadians and our airline is massive, a swift resolution was necessary,” said WestJet president Diederik Pen in a statement.

“We will see no further labour action coming out of this dispute, as both parties agree to arbitrate the contract in the case of a failed ratification.” 

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