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AMFA cancels mechanics' vote over last-minute addition to proposal.

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The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) has said that the expected vote by Northwest Airlines mechanics on a proposal from the airline has been cancelled.

According to the union, the airline inserted language that was against the constitution of the group at the last minute, which means that it cannot approve it and will remain on strike. The language inserted in the agreement reportedly intends to prevent retaliation against replacement workers, with the airline having the right to decide what is considered acceptable.

Northwest Airlines has been open to other ways of addressing the matter, the airline's vice president for labour relations and its chief negotiator Julie Hagen Showers wrote in a letter to the union, Reuters reported.

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Date:Oct 21, 2005
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