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Binding Arbitration Will End Ferry Captain Strike: Opposition
Crosbie says, “The union representing captains have agreed to binding arbitration. All it takes for the strike to end today is for the Liberal government to agree to arbitrate.”
Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Office of the Official Opposition
For Immediate Release

 

St. John's, NL (September 9, 2020) – PC Opposition Leader Ches Crosbie says that binding arbitration will end the ferry captain strike in the province. The PC Official Opposition met with the Ferry Connected Communities Committee yesterday and has spoken with the ferry captains in this regard and both are in agreement – binding arbitration will end this strike, if the Liberal government stops holding out.

Crosbie says, “The union representing captains have agreed to binding arbitration. All it takes for the strike to end today is for the Liberal government to agree to arbitrate.”

PC Opposition members have spoken with ferry captains and they will return to work if the government enters binding arbitration.

“We have heard dozens of stories of people unable to get to medical appointments and other urgent commitments. Binding arbitration will return the situation to normal for residents, and is an acceptable course of action for both the ferry captains and the committee,” added Crosbie.

Crosbie says, “This is very straightforward and government should have done this weeks ago. Government and the Premier are now scrambling to meet with members of the Ferry Connected Communities Committee after weeks of no communication. We have spoken with all stakeholders involved, binding arbitration will end this strike and bring back normalcy to everyone that is affected.”

 

Contacts:

Bradley Russell

Director of Policy and Research

(p) 1.709.729.3668

BradleyRussell@gov.nl.ca

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