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Jazz Air pilots still in talks over contract demands

The contract talks are continuing between management and pilots with Jazz Air.

About 1500 pilots, who have been without a contract for about a year, have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action to back demands for  improved pensions and allowances as well as a modest salary increase.  

Ashley Barnes with the Halifax International Airport Authority says a Jazz strike could seriously affect Halifax-based travellers.

“Any strike could have a significant impact to flights scheduled, especially for folks who fly regionally,” she said. “Jazz operates about 170 flights per week and that includes both arriving and departing.”

Capt. Brian Shury, master executive council chairman for the Jazz Air pilot group, says a 72-hour strike notice is required before pilots can walk off the job – and it hasn’t been given.

He says discussions taking place in Toronto will continue as long as progress is being made.   

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