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Workers at Fredericton Airport end strike

Oct. 17, 2012, Fredericton - An agreement has been reached to end an eight-month-old strike by unionized support staff and maintenance workers at the Fredericton International Airport.


October 17, 2012
By The Canadian Press

The airport authority and the Union of Canadian Transportation Employees have agreed to end the strike while both parties continue
to work with a federal mediator.

The 24 workers, including electricians, mechanics, firefighters and administrative staff, walked off the job Feb. 13.

The union said the major issues of concern include compensation and classification of jobs.

Flights continued to arrive at and depart from the airport during the strike because most of the striking workers had to report to work as they were deemed essential to its operation.

All of the employees will be back to work Thursday.