Air New Zealand engineers have scheduled a strike Dec. 21 that threatens to disrupt travel plans of nearly 42,000 customers on one of the airline’s busiest travel days, although further negotiations are planned in an effort to resolve the contract dispute. The strike announcement on Dec. 6 followed a vote taken earlier this week by nearly 1,000 workers represented by the Aviation and Marine Engineers Association and the E tū union, which is a multi-industry labor group. The unions ...

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