St. John's airport strike drags on as high tourism season looms

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A strike at the St. John’s International Airport is being blamed for the loss of convention business and other headaches as high tourism season looms.

About 63 workers including firefighters, maintenance and support staff have walked the picket line for nearly eight months over wages and job security.

Check out the full story by The Canadian Press in Wednesday's full edition of The Telegram.

Organizations: International Airport, Canadian Press

Geographic location: St. John's

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  • K
    May 08, 2013 - 10:50

    I am fed up with the blow hard. Should be fired , out on the street etc. The airport authority is a joke. Returned from a trip to await 40 minutes after landing. No place to off load passengers. Had to tow a jet from a docking area. While this was taking place Pilot informs us (passengers ) that we will have to wait for the towing crew to unhook jet they towed away. So they can then come and hook-up to us., and tow us to diembark. All is well in hell.

  • John
    May 08, 2013 - 10:28

    I think that the Airport Authority should just fire the works. I'm pretty sure that it wouldn't be hard to get people to take these jobs. Down With Unions

  • David Wilson
    May 08, 2013 - 10:25

    They will be out on the street for allot longer if they dont settle up. Airport is running fine without them. Might as well keep them out, as Danny said, "till the cows come home".

  • Michelle
    May 08, 2013 - 07:40

    If they could all be fired and the jobs given to people that would actually appreciate a decent paying job, that would be an awesome solution.

  • Now west
    May 07, 2013 - 21:59

    When will they figure it out. Meet in the middle as you have lost more than you will ever earn back.

  • david
    May 07, 2013 - 20:03

    Yes, resolve it for the blessed tourists....not for everyday Newfoundlanders' sake. Same story with Marine Atlantic...goes into 'service overdrive' for the tourists (.....well, service IS all relative, right?). We just pay taxes here....sorry for the inconvenience.