Ratification of Agreement Ends Airport Strike

ST. JOHN’S – The Public Service Alliance of Canada and the St. John’s International Airport Authority are pleased to announce that a collective agreement has been ratified by both parties, bringing an end to the strike at St. John’s International Airport.

The parties have accepted a collective agreement with a seven (7) year and one (1) month term, commencing on December 1, 2009 and expiring on December 31, 2016.  The agreement provides a 39.5% weighted average wage increase for airport employees over the term of the agreement.

“We are delighted to have reached a fair and reasonable settlement that achieves the best balance between the rights and interests of our employees and the Authority’s responsibility to affordably manage our Airport’s future,” said Keith Collins, President and CEO of St. John’s International Airport.

PSAC Regional Executive Vice-President Jeannie Baldwin commended both parties on their dedication to reaching an agreement.  “This collective agreement recognizes the important role workers play in the airport’s success,” Baldwin said.  “Returning to work means a better airport for everyone.”

Both parties would like to thank the traveling public and the residents of Newfoundland and Labrador for their patience throughout this collective bargaining process.

Workers will return to the job on Wednesday, July 24, 2013.

Lesley Thompson, PSAC Communications, 902-471-6201
Marie Manning, St. John’s International Airport Authority, 709-690-9319

July 22, 2013