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WestJet cancels hundreds of flights after aircraft mechanics strike

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Labor negotiations between an airline and a union are at a standstill after the union called a surprise strike last week, resulting in flight cancellations and delays. The union represents aircraft engineers and technicians and went on strike due to failed negotiations over their first collective bargaining agreement with the airline. The union raised concerns about furloughs, pay scale irregularities, and eliminated work privileges. The strike has resulted in numerous flight cancellations and disruptions, affecting thousands of travelers. The airline has condemned the strike and sought intervention from labor authorities. The union claims that the strike is lawful and will continue until negotiations are resolved.