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Maintenance at Wabush airport complicates commute for fly in/fly out workers

Many mines in Northern Quebec rely on fly-in fly-out workers to operate, and many transit through the Wabush airport in Newfoundland, on the way.

As of next summer, Transport Canada plans to close the airport during the day in order to carry out work on the runway. Gilles Ayotte, staff representative for the United Steelworkers in Sept-Iles, explains why mine workers are worried about the impact of having to switch flight schedules for supplies and passengers.