Teamsters, Swissport, Reach Tentative Agreement
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.
Swissport Workers Vote to Continue Strike at Pearson
Tonight, close to 700 baggage handlers and ground crew workers at Pearson Airport voted 98% to continue their month-long strike. The workers are members of Teamsters Local Union 419. Their responsibilities include handling baggage and cargo, towing planes, cleaning cabins, and performing flight operations tasks for over 30 airlines...
Pearson Baggage Handlers & Ground Crew on Strike
Over 700 workers employed by Swissport at Pearson Airport walked off the job tonight at 9:30 pm. The workers handle baggage and cargo, tow planes, clean cabins, and perform flight operations tasks for over 30 airlines. The company’s uncompromising attitude and disrespect for workers are directly responsible for this labour dispute...
Pearson Baggage Handling Company Hiring Untrained Temp Workers, Jeopardizing Safety
Baggage handling company Swissport hired close to 250 untrained temporary workers at Pearson International Airport. Teamsters Local Union 419, which represents regular baggage handling workers, is concerned that this may have compromised safety at the airport...
Air Inuit: New Collective Agreement After Two Years of Talks
The roughly 160 pilots and flight attendants employed by Air Inuit ratified a new collective agreement that guarantees industrial peace with the air carrier until 2023. Non-monetary and monetary clauses will be enhanced in the new contract. Teamsters Local Union 1999 has represented Air Inuit workers since 1996...
Pre-Board Screeners at Saskatoon International Airport Join Teamsters
We’re happy to report a major organizing victory out of Local Union 395! The pre-board screeners at the Saskatoon International Airport voted overwhelmingly to join the Teamsters. These 85 new members were looking for...
Newrest Workers Join the Teamsters
When workers realized they were getting a bad deal, it wasn’t long before they joined Teamsters Local Union 647.
New Collective Agreement for Edmonton Airport Security Guards
Banked overtime and wage increases are some the highlights of the new collective agreement.
Eurest workers use pressure tactics at Halifax airport
In the interest of fairness and public health, the Halifax International Airport Authority must resolve the dispute…
Mulcair and Singh stand up for Gate Gourmet workers
The Leader of the Official Opposition Thomas Mulcair and MPP Jagmeet Singh (Bramalea-Gore-Malton) will attend a meeting organized by Teamsters Union Local 647
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