Public Utility Board hearings on Newfoundland Power's general rate application, the proposed rate hike, have started at the PUB hearing offices in St. John's.
Before the session got underway this morning, however, striking airport workers arrived at the Prince Charles Building to remind PUB vice-chairwoman Darlene Whalen — who is also chairwoman of the St. John’s International Airport Authority's board of directors — of their continuing labour action and discontent.
Even as the hearings began inside, four workers stood at the building's front entrance holding protest signs. Four more were at the side entrance. Several more went inside the building.
One worker halted the hearings for about five minutes by going into the hearing room holding a placard.
Eighty-five airport workers, members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, went on strike Sept. 11.
Meanwhile, the PUB hearings are expected to take at least two weeks.
The Telegram will have more from the PUB in Friday’s full edition.