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Porter strike won't affect flights, company says

TORONTO, Ont. -- Officials with Porter Airlines say a strike by fuel workers won’t impact flights to or from Thunder Bay. The workers who fuel the Porter planes at the Toronto Island Airport will could be on strike by midnight Friday.

TORONTO, Ont. -- Officials with Porter Airlines say a strike by fuel workers won’t impact flights to or from Thunder Bay.

The workers who fuel the Porter planes at the Toronto Island Airport will could be on strike by midnight Friday. The labour dispute came as the two sides were unable to come to an agreement about a first contract.

Porter was offering an increase of 25 cents per hour for employees without a DZ license while the other employees would receive no increase.

The workers also provide fuel for the facility.

Porter assured passengers that it will be business as usual but recommended that they check flight statuses.

Twenty-two workers represented by the Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union issued a statement asking the public to cancel their flights and boycott the airline until they return to bargaining.





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