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Air Transat pilot union reaches tentative deal, averts spring break strike

The union representing Air Transat pilots has reached a tentative contract agreement with the airline that averts the possibility of a strike during spring break.

Pilots were in position to strike as of Feb. 29 if negotiations failed

Air Transat pilots have been without a contract since April 30, 2015. (Air Transat)

The union representing Air Transat pilots has reached a tentative contract agreement with the airline that averts the possibility of a strike during spring break.

Air Line Pilots Association leaders and Air Transat management reached the five-year agreement Tuesday, which will now be sent to the union's membership for a ratification vote.

Air Transat pilots were positioned to strike as early as Feb. 29, the start of spring break in Quebec.

The pilots have been without a contract since their collective agreement expired on April 30, 2015.

The ratification vote is expected to take place in March.

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