Nova Scotia

Halifax Air Canada workers on strike

About 130 Air Canada customer service agents in Halifax have joined a national strike.

About 130 Air Canada customer service agents in Halifax have joined a national strike.

The members of the Canadian Auto Workers union walked off the job at midnight, along with their counterparts across the country.

There were a few striking workers with picket signs outside Halifax Stanfield International Airport on Tuesday morning, the CBC's Rob North reported.

North said it was quiet inside the airport and there were few travellers at Air Canada ticket counters.

Several people told CBC News they got through quickly because there were no lineups and the counters were heavily staffed with managers.

Some people said they checked their baggage even though they were advised not to.

Airport officials said they're watching developments around the country. If there's a backlog at major airports, Halifax would feel the repercussions.

Union officials said the two sides remain far apart on pensions and wages.

The airline has more than 1,700 managers assisting at airports and call centres across the country. It said it would continue to operate a "full flight schedule."

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