Anyone travelling through the Montreal Trudeau airport in the near future may experience flight delays due to disputes between some IAMAW workers and their employer, Swissport Canada. \nThe workers' strike began at 11 a.m. today, on New Year's Eve.\nRead Aéroports de Montréal's statement about the strike below.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nMore news on the impending airport workers strike that will likely impact anyone trying to take off on a vacation or make their way home using the Montreal Trudeau airport has been released. Workers part of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) presented a 72-hour strike notice to their employer, Swissport Canada this past weekend. Swissport is responsible for refuelling planes at both of Montreal's Trudeau (YUL) and Mirabel (YMX) airports.\nWorkers responsible for refuelling, as well as machinists, mechanics, dispatchers, and maintenance staff, have all been without a contract since last August.\nThe current negotiations are centred around salaries and work-life balance, with the unionized employees of Swissport turning down a tentative agreement proposed by the company this past weekend.\nWe reached out to Aéroports de Montréal (ADM) to better understand how this strike will impact flights leaving Montreal, considering that Swissport is the sole organization responsible for refuelling planes at Trudeau and Mirabel airports. Although we have not received a response yet, Aéroports de Montréal has released a statement about the strike.\nThe statement from Aéroports de Montréal reads "ADM would like to reassure passengers that operations are continuing at the airport, but that the dispute could result in delays in flight schedules. Travellers are advised, as always, to check the status of their flight before coming to the airport."\nThe organization assured that the situation is being monitored 24 hours a day.\nUpon learning that union members had turned down the tentative agreement put forth by Swissport, ADM issued a statement explaining that they were "disappointed" that negotiations had deteriorated.\n#DL140 #IAM #IAMAWPreparing Picket signs.On strike on December 31, 2019 at 11h00. pic.twitter.com/Gj0jQStX04— Alfredo Acrobati (@fredaye68) December 30, 2019\nThe IAMAW did not respond to MTL Blog's request for comment on the situation. However, the tweet above indicates the union's intention to strike starting on December 31, 2020, at 11 a.m.\nREAD ALSO: As Of January 1, 2020 Adults Under 21 In Quebec Will Not Be Allowed To Purchase Cannabis\nSwissport's response also expressed the company was "surprised and disappointed with the outcome" of the vote, as it felt the proposal was "fair and included significant improvements in total compensation and work conditions."\nUPDATE: Swissport Canada has just issued a statement about the anticipated labour action at 2 Montreal airports: pic.twitter.com/Ty9DqM1doj— CBC News Alerts (@CBCAlerts) December 31, 2019\nIn a statement shared by the CBC, Swissport explained that it has already "activated its contingency plan in anticipation of an employee strike" which it hopes will "limit disruption to passengers."\nIn regards with the situation of Swissport Fuelling and its union, we'd like to inform passengers that our team is closely monitoring the latest developments, and reassure you that operations will be maintained at the airport. More details: https://t.co/3h5OzCQmdf— YUL Aéroport international Montréal-Trudeau (@yulaeroport) December 29, 2019\nThe ADM noted in their press release that "should a strike be launched, ADM will work closely with Swissport Fuelling to ensure that its contingency plan, developed in conjunction with airlines, is quickly implemented.\nSwissport Fuelling has repeatedly affirmed that it has the necessary resources to continue aircraft refuelling operations at YUL and to deal with any eventuality."\nAccording to the Montreal Gazette, this contingency plan includes redeploying Swissport management "to ensure certain services are maintained."