Striking workers at St. John’s International Airport held a lunchtime demonstration Thursday around the main terminal building.The members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada/Union of Canadian Transportation Employees (PSAC/UCTE) received support from Lana Payne, president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour, and Chris Aylward, national vice-president of PSAC, who visited them on the picket line. — 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.