250 nurses to march with strikers at St. John’s Airport

ST. JOHN’S, NL – In a show of solidarity, 250 members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Nurses Union will be on the picket line at St. John’s Airport from at 12:45 p.m. (NDT) on Thursday, November 8.

The union members are in St. John’s for NLNU’s 23rd Biennial Convention. 

PSAC members at St. John’sAirporthave been on strike since September 11, 2012. They are seeking a wage increase that would bring them in line with comparable international airports and are committed to reject any concessions tabled by the employer.

The 85 members of UCTE local 90916 provide operational services, including runway clearing, buildings and equipment upkeep, fire, security and emergency services, as well as administrative and billing services. 

These employees are proud members of the Union of Canadian Transportation Employees, a component of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, a national union with over 180,000 members.  

When:             12:45pm, Thursday, November 8, 2012

Where:            Picket line at St. John’s Airport

What:              Rally with NLNU

Media spokespeople will be available for comment at the event.

Contact Lesley Thompson, Communications Officer, PSAC, 902-471-6201