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  • Well done beys
    March 17, 2013 - 09:28

    Well the strikers certainly showed the airport authority didn't they, so thanks to this years greed i can only assume that the board will deem that there won't be as many workers required for the up coming winter season, we all want more money for the jobs we do and we all have a choice stay and work or go west! I have fifteen years heavy equipment experience and have done the snow clearing on the apron personally I don't agree with unions their only in it to line their own pockets but that's my own beliefs,good luck folks hopefully you won't need it

  • Ron
    March 13, 2013 - 10:50

    There out to lunch, a 56% pay increase. Good luck

  • RkoMac
    March 13, 2013 - 09:09

    Where's Ronnie Regan when you need him? Fire the lot!

  • Toot Toot
    March 13, 2013 - 08:46

    Just a note to picketers...not every blazing horn is in support of you guys; most are blasting at you to get off the road, clean up the mess and go back to work.

  • Brett
    March 13, 2013 - 08:31

    BTW - I hope that Jack Harris isn't trying to expense the additional cost of flying out of Gander airport because he doesn't want to cross the picket line... I wonder how many flights that is - and how many fly to st. john's before going to the mainland...

  • Eli
    March 12, 2013 - 18:49

    I'm sick & tired of driving by this dispute too. While the Union has a strike mandate, management has essential union workers. That's a no-settlement argument right there. Bet Collins et al generously compensate themselves thru all this. That's not right. But 56% union demand is out to lunch!

  • Research
    March 12, 2013 - 12:37

    Where's the incentive to settle when their strike pay is more than they make on the job. Not to mention the hours per day are shorter as picket duty shifts are shorter then their regular work shifts. More money, less work, why would anyone want to settle?

    • Brett
      March 12, 2013 - 22:10

      but how long until the strike pay runs out and the union is bankrupt?

  • Happily Retired
    March 12, 2013 - 12:11

    I was half thinking about voting NDP until I saw Geri(is she nuts) Rogers shouting to the strikers that nobody should use the airport. That changed my mind in a hurry. I spent many years in unions, but I've never seen the greed displayed by this bunch. They're getting full pay while they're out so there's no incentive for them to bargain. Also their ads are misleading, if not untruthful. You're wrong boys, not for profit organizations can, and should, make profits. Their mindset that they have to destroy their opposition flies directly in the face of any positive working relationship, and will only hurt them in the long run.

  • ABC
    March 12, 2013 - 12:09

    It's as easy as ABC: Accept the offer; Back to work; Clean up your mess; period.

  • Rj
    March 12, 2013 - 10:27

    I am a member of a different union. My union constantly sends us emails to go and support these fools. Let me tell you, they have lost my support long ago. This is no longer fighting for equality but being stubborn based on greed. Halifax airport is far busier than St. John's currently is. Yes, while you may deserve a bit of a pay increase I think what you're asking for is completely outrageous. Perhaps you would have half a leg to stand on once the expansion/renovation project at YYT is complete. Until then, get your lazy asses back to work and take what has been reasonably offered to you. You are lucky you still have a job in today's current economic Dunderdale mess. If you stay out much longer the airport may realize that they don't really need you to operate.

  • Brett
    March 12, 2013 - 10:06

    I feel sorry for the union workers who have been on strike. I really think that you need to look at what you're giving up by striking. Winter is over, you've done what you can + it isn't about what someone else somewhere else gets. I don't know how many flights they have to clear the runway for vs. you in a shift. If there's a difference because of the size of planes (multiple international flights vs. 1 or 2 international flights)... I suggest you look to your families, find yourselves other work + maybe find a way back to the airport after things clear up if you really want to. Every day you strike + don't get paid is a day you aren't earning what you could for your family. In my opinion your time is really better off searching for alternate employment. That is the action that will teach both union management and the airport executive management a lesson.

  • Union Jack
    March 12, 2013 - 09:40

    Other than the damage, vandalism and sabatoge of equipment, you'd never know there was a strike at the airport.

    • Don't Forget
      March 12, 2013 - 10:38

      Don't forget the unsighlty mess that the protesters will leave behind once the strike is settled; and, in true union fashion, they'll deny they had anything to do with it. There is no public support for the union; all they are getting is from family members and other union hot-heads; the strike cannot be justified and the demands are unreasonable.

  • LIYNT
    March 12, 2013 - 09:32

    56% over 4 years ????? Seems pretty high to me. It also looks like the union wants to run the airport. It they want public support, get both sides to go public with their demands. The airport is something that affects a lot of the public and a strike should not last this long. In today's economy, 33.8% over 7 years looks more reasonable.

  • original townie
    March 12, 2013 - 07:09

    Winter is over boys and the airport authority made it through without you. Going to be a long summer on the line.....enjoy. As for public support, you are losing a little more each day. You lost your best opportunity after 30 days by not settling with upcoming winter was in your favor. This is going to bite your behind.