Teamsters, Swissport, Reach Tentative Agreement

Toronto, October 11, 2017 – Teamsters Local Union 419 and Swissport reached a tentative agreement during the night of Tuesday, October 10. The agreement must now be ratified by members at union meeting on Sunday, October 15.

The union’s bargaining committee recommends that members accept the agreement. The strike will continue until the tentative agreement is formally ratified.

Over 700 cabin cleaners, baggage handlers and other ground crew workers employed by Swissport at Pearson Airport have been on strike since late July.

Out of respect for its members, the union will not release details of the tentative agreement to the public until members have had a chance to review them first.

Teamsters represent 125,000 members in Canada in all industries. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, with which Teamsters Canada is affiliated, has 1.4 million members in North America.

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