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Canada air traffic controllers buy pizza for US colleagues

AP  |  Ottawa 

Canadian air traffic controllers are buying pizzas for their American counterparts as a show of support during the U.S. government's partial shutdown.

Nav Canada's Ron said Sunday the initiative began when employees at took up a collection to buy pies for controllers in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Anchorage,

All seven of Canada's control centers and many towers have since joined in and ordered pizzas for their U.S. counterparts working along the border, many of whom have taken to to express their gratitude.

says there's a bond between Canadian and traffic controllers since the two work closely together to manage cross-border airspace.

Some 10,000 air traffic controllers in the have been working without pay.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 02:00 IST