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  • Whaddaya At
    March 04, 2013 - 22:54

    They're asking for a 56% raise?. 56 % ?. I thought that had to be a typo. These people must believe all that hype about NL being a 'have Province'. Actually, by's, the ar$e is out of 'er and the only people who get the big bucks are Gov't. Ministers and the Heads of Crown Corporations and Boards and that's usually done under the Cone of Silence or behind closed doors to avoid a negative reaction from the public, which is exactly what you're getting.

  • Public voice
    March 04, 2013 - 19:20

    The public that I've discussed this with support these worker's strike. No one believes that people want to continue a strike instead of work. Things must be pretty bad in their contract for such a long strike. Give them a fair contract. Stop trying to turn the public against the workers on strike, you are just as much blame if not more for the strike.

    • Barbara
      March 05, 2013 - 08:55

      Let us not forget what the world was like for workers without unions! It is hard enough these days to work with the stress of layoffs, rising prices, etc., and the way managers think. Not EVERYTHING is as it seems.... I'm sure there are more issues than what appears in print!

  • Spike
    March 04, 2013 - 18:50

    A ridiculous demand like a 56% pay increase should constitute an automatic motion to decertify the bargaining unit. The employer should be able to walk into a court and instantly get action. The right to bargain collectively does not entitle any group to the right to make such outrageous demands. Some advice...If you want to get paid what they get paid at Toronto's Person Airport - move to Toronto. There's plenty of others here in NL who would take your current jobs, at your current pay - in a flash!

  • Rod L
    March 04, 2013 - 17:12

    Poll the public - the striking union does not have the support of the general public. They are a bunch of unskilled labourers making unfair demands - I hope the airport does not bend! As Danny would say, keep them out until the cows come home.

  • tom
    March 04, 2013 - 16:42

    Unbelievable. 56%? 4 Years? Absolutely ridiculous. I guess there will be more charges for people flying out of St.John's now to cover a monster raise and renovations. I know this is going to be one sad place when this bubble bursts.

  • Fred Penner
    March 04, 2013 - 12:41

    I don't know what the union salary is currently but a 56% increase over 4 years sounds excessive.....they are offering 33.8 - take it!

  • solomon
    March 04, 2013 - 12:11

    Something wrong when a few unskilled labourers can hold the travelling public for ransom. Time to put egos away and get back to work. Binding arbitation!

    • Eli
      March 04, 2013 - 19:06

      Solomon, we're witnessing a classic case of the irrestible force colliding head-on with the immovable object.