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With picket lines up at Canada’s most easterly international airport, CUPE Newfoundland and Labrador is urging members to boycott St. John’s International Airport in support of PSAC strikers.

Wayne Lucas, president of CUPE in Newfoundland, is also asking members to visit the picket lines and encourage airport workers who have been on strike since midnight March 10.

“This is an example of the worst case of bad faith bargaining ever seen in our province,” says Lucas. About 65 firefighters, ground crew, maintenance workers and office staff belonging to the Public Service Alliance of Canada have slowed traffic going into the airport for over a week.

PSAC thought it had a deal in November when staff ratified a tentative agreement, but the airport’s board of directors later rejected it.

The Alliance says it wants the deal that was signed. They’ve also filed a grievance with the Industrial Relations Board after conciliation and arbitration both failed.