Air NZ staff plan strike

Hawke's Bay Today - - Nation -

More than 40,000 Christ­mas hol­i­day plans are up in the air — or grounded — af­ter Air New Zealand staff an­nounced a strike on the busiest fly­ing day of the year. Al­most a thou­sand en­gi­neers and air­craft lo­gis­tics staff will strike on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 21. Air New Zealand is ac­cus­ing them of us­ing Ki­wis’ hol­i­day plans as a bar­gain­ing chip. The air­line says it will re­book peo­ple closer to the time, if it ap­pears the union will fol­low through. House of Travel’s Brent Thomas says re­book­ing won’t be so easy, with flights ei­ther side al­ready largely booked out.

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