Southwest dispatchers approve contract

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Dispatchers at Southwest Airlines have ratified a new five-year contract with the airline.

The Transport Workers Union 550-represented group approved the agreement by a 98.9% margin, with 180 of 186 votes cast in favour of the contract.

The contract becomes amendable in November 2014.

Southwest and the TWU reached a tentative agreement with the assistance of the US National Mediation Board.