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Newfoundland airport union agrees to new contract

July 23, 2013, St. John's - Workers at the St. John's International Airport have ratified a new contract, ending a 10-month strike.

July 23, 2013  By The Canadian Press

Members of Local 90916 of the Union of Canadian Transportation Employees voted 92 per cent in favour of the agreement on Monday.

Union spokesman Chris Bussey says the deal includes a 40 per cent weighted average wage increase over seven years.

The St. John's International Airport Authority says the settlement balances the interests of the workers and the airport's responsibility to manage its future.

Members will return to work Wednesday for the first time since September, when about 60 firefighters, maintenance and support staff walked off the job.



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