Nova Scotia

Halifax airport screeners reach tentative deal

A strike at Halifax Stanfield International Airport may have been averted.

A strike at Halifax Stanfield International Airport may have been averted.

The union that represents security screeners said it reached a tentative agreement with Shannahan's Investigations and Security on Thursday night.

Lawrence McKay, with United Steelworkers, isn't releasing any details ahead of a ratification vote next month.

"If it's not ratified, we've still got our 97 per cent strike vote and we would still be in strike position on July 19," he told CBC News.

Earlier, the union said Shannahan's wanted the 250 employees to work split shifts. There were also disagreements over pensions, stress pay and vacations.

The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority contracted Shannahan's to screen passengers and baggage at the Halifax airport.

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