International Airport Authority and the Public Service Alliance of
(PSAC) have reached a tentative agreement that would end a nearly 10-month strike.
"I am pleased that the St. John's International Airport Authority and PSAC have worked with the federal mediators to achieve a tentative agreement," said Minister of Labour Lisa Raitt. "I look forward to the official ratification of this collective agreement, which would put an end to this dispute."
The previous collective agreement covering approximately 90 clerical, office, maintenance and fire safety employees at the St. John's International Airport Authority in Newfoundland and Labrador expired on Nov. 30, 2009.
The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service helped both parties throughout the dispute. It was established to provide dispute resolution and prevention assistance to trade unions and employers under the jurisdiction of the Canada Labour Code.
The tentative agreement must be formally ratified by both parties, and until the ratification process is complete, the details of the agreement will not be made public.
"We look forward to our employees returning to work in the near future and getting back to normal operations," the airport authority said in a release.
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