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• A recent help wanted ad placed in The Telegram by the St. John’s International Airport Authority for heavy equipment operators further highlights tensions between the authority and striking workers.

The ad looks to hire workers under the essential services agreement, airport authority spokeswoman Marie Manning said.

 

• It’s shaping up to be a year dominated by unions and labour strife in the world of Newfoundland and Labrador politics.

Newly minted Finance Minister Jerome Kennedy is already firing warning shots, and public-sector unions are gearing up for a fight over new collective agreements.

“The premier has said, you know, the economy is white hot, it’s red hot, it’s blue hot,” said CUPE representative Wayne Lucas. “But then when it comes to bargaining, it seems that we’ve got a deficit problem right now.”

 

• The province’s newest justice minister has been through Her Majesty’s Penitentiary and says he was struck by “the overall general atmosphere” at the facility, parts of which are 153 years old. “It’s clear that we have some significant challenges down there,” Darin King says. “It’s a very aged infrastructure. That was demonstrated very clearly to me by staff who gave me the tour and who have been working there for a long time.”

 

• There are honest-to-goodness examples that prove online dating can lead to successful relationships, but those in search of romance may want to watch for signs showing their potential partner has ulterior motives. The RCMP is warning members of the public to watch out for people who may attempt to target others through online dating websites with the hopes of eventually obtaining cash or other goods.

 

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Organizations: International Airport Authority, RCMP, Breaking News

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador

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