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Workers stage strike at St. John’s International Airport

Sept. 11, 2012, St. John's - Workers are on strike at the St. John's International Airport in Newfoundland, but officials say there
should be minimal disruption for passengers.


September 11, 2012
By The Canadian Press

The airport authority says the 90 unionized workers, including firefighters, mechanics, electricians and administrative personnel,
walked off the job today after serving strike notice Friday.

Officials say management, along with other unionized workers, will try to maintain operations as airports are considered essential
services.

Still, passengers are being advised to arrive at the airport earlier than usual in the event picket lines cause delays for traffic heading to the terminal.

The airport authority says the Public Service Alliance of Canada has asked for a 58 per cent wage increase over four years for the
workers.

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The union says the employees have not seen a wage increase in four years and have been without a collective agreement since 2009.