Diplomats in Africa leave job as Baird, GG visit

Foreign service officers walk off the job for the first time since they adopted a legal strike position six weeks ago.

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Foreign Minister John Baird and Governor General David Johnston are scheduled to visit several African stops affected by the diplomats' job action this month.
Anca Gurzu
Published: Monday, 05/13/2013 1:47 pm EDT
Last Updated: Monday, 05/13/2013 3:10 pm EDT

There are about four-dozen empty desks at Foreign Affairs headquarters and at some Canadian missions abroad as of May 13, as diplomats walked off the job for the first time since they adopted a legal strike position six weeks ago.

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