Air Canada, machinists union to return to negotiations

10-day negotiation period begins with government-appointed mediator
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 05/02/2012

(Reuters) — Air Canada and the union representing its 8,600 mechanics, baggage handlers and cargo agents have agreed to resume contract negotiations, the country's largest airline said on April 27.

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The two sides have agreed to a 10-day negotiation period, following the appointment of an arbitrator by the minister of labour. The previous collective agreement for the workers, represented by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers union, expired on March 31, 2011.

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