Strike at Newfoundland airport continues
March 4, 2013, St. John's - A federal mediator has decided not to bring the St. John's International Airport and its striking workers back to the table.
March 4, 2013 By The Canadian Press
In a statement on the airport's website, it says no progress was made towards ending the nearly six-month strike since bargaining resumed on Feb. 16.
The airport authority says the Public Service Alliance of Canada asked for a 56 per cent wage increase over four years and has taken an inflexible approach to negotiations.
The union says in a press release that it is calling on airport CEO Keith Collins to seek a new mandate from the board of directors and return to the table immediately to negotiate.
The roughly 90 unionized maintenance workers — which include mechanics, electricians and administrative personnel — have been on strike since Sept. 11, 2012.