Labour Day could give rise to some "labour" pains for travellers using YVR.
While it's still early in the process, and no strike date has been set, there could be delays at the airport if unionized workers launch job action over the coming long weekend.
The workers in question are responsible for emergency response, international arrivals customer care and runway maintenance.
On the union's website, Bob Jackson, PSAC's regional executive vice president for B.C., said the 300 or so union members at the airport voted 83 per cent in favour of strike action last week.
"PSAC members are united behind their bargaining team and prepared to walk the picket line if necessary," said Jackson.
Contentious areas of contract talks include flexible work hours and job protection.
Also on the union's website, Dave Clark, regional vice-president of the UCTE, a component of PSAC, said, "We felt we had no choice but to take a strike vote.
"YVR says they're one of B.C.'s top employers, but are refusing to discuss our demands around work-life balance and job security.
"They also want to weaken the apprenticeship provisions in our collective agreement and create a two-tier wage system by creating a new class of 'seasonal' workers.
"We're prepared to strike if our key issues aren't dealt with. The next move is up to the employer."
YVR spokeswoman Robyn McVicker said the public will be kept informed of the situation and stressed there is no immediate impact at the airport.
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