Tentative deal reached for striking airport workers

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Striking workers at St. John’s International Airport hold one of many demonstrations in this Telegram file photo by Keith Gosse/The Telegram

Two sources have confirmed to The Telegram that a tentative deal has been reached to possibly end a 10-month strike for workers at St. John’s International Airport.

The strike started last September, involving approximately 85 maintenance workers. Their last collective agreement with the St. John’s International Airport Authority expired in 2009.

Members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada's Union of Canadian Transportation Employees Local 90916 will now have to vote on the tentative deal.

The St. John’s Airport Authority has issued a statement that it is pleased to have reached a tentative agreement with PSAC to settle the 10-month strike involving the employees of St. John’s International Airport Authority.

The release notes the tentative agreement must be formally ratified by both parties, and until the ratification process is complete, the details of the agreement will not be made public.



For more on this story, read Wednesday’s edition of The Telegram.

Organizations: International Airport Authority, Public Service Alliance of Canada, Union of Canadian Transportation Employees Local

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Recent comments

  • Loretta
    July 09, 2013 - 20:59

    That is great news..It has been a long Haul for All!!

  • Finally
    July 09, 2013 - 20:28

    I'm glad an end may be near. I just hope the Airport Authority didn't give away their first borns. We have to be able to still afford to travel without exhorborant airport fees to feed the union greed.

  • Huck
    July 09, 2013 - 16:27

    They must have been non-essential workers. I hadn't even noticed they were gone.