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Mapp: flights should be reinstated now

Wayne Mapp
National Party Industrial Relations Spokesman

21 July 2005

Mapp: flights should be reinstated now

National's Industrial Relations spokesman, Wayne Mapp, says the travelling public should not be inconvenienced with further strikes, especially this coming weekend.

"If both parties are making progress in their negotiations, then why the need for further strikes and why the need to leave flights cancelled?"

The second of three 48-hour strikes began this morning, with the third to take place on Sunday and Monday. Air New Zealand has cancelled 11 international flights today, 12 on Friday, 16 on Sunday and 13 on Monday.

"Some people have already had their travel ruined. Since the talks are continuing, travellers could be spared the disappointment and disruption to their plans.

"It must be in the best interests of the airline's reputation and longevity and the country's attraction as a tourist destination for the strike action to be abandoned," says Dr Mapp.


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