Dozens of Air Canada workers have returned to work at Vancouver International Airport after staging what they called a "mass smoke break" outside the domestic air terminal on Friday morning
Roughly 60 baggage handlers and other ground crew walked out before 8 a.m. PT after the airline obtained an injunction against a wildcat strike in Toronto earlier in the morning.
During the walkout Air Canada Operations Manager Doug Martin addressed the group, told them the walkout was illegal and asked them to return to their jobs.
The workers refused the company's request, but finally returned to work around 9:30 a.m. after a union official arrived and talked to them.
The workers were not blocking any traffic outside the terminal, but Air Canada spokeswoman Angela Mah said the walkout did affect some flights.
A flight to Calgary and another to San Francisco were cancelled.
Mah advised passengers to check the status of their flights before heading to the airport.
"As always, we recommend customers to check the status of their flight before going to the airport and we have put in place a rebooking policy," said Mah.
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