The union`s bargaining committee recommends that members accept the agreement. The strike will continue until the provisional agreement is formally ratified. For the Groomers, who climb to $15.00 per hour as an entry-level salary, they will receive an immediate 5.9 percent wage increase of 10.2 percent over the life of the deal, while the Groomers, who rise to $15.30 per hour, receive an immediate wage increase of 8 percent or 12.4 percent over the life of the deal. The Groomers, who advance to Level 2 at $15.61, will receive an immediate salary increase of 6.9 percent, or 11.3 percent over the life of the deal. Toronto, October 11, 2017 – Teamsters Local Union 419 and Swissport reached a preliminary agreement on the night of Tuesday, October 10. The agreement must now be reached by the members at the union meeting on Sunday, October 15, will be ratified. Throughout the strike, the trade union bureaucracy kept the workers in the dark about their negotiations with Swissport, while doing everything in its power to limit the struggle to the most restrictive framework of collective bargaining. The three-year agreement provides for increases in all salaries and salary scales outside the salary scale below $15.00 per hour. “Swissport`s launch rate is now well above Air Canada, Porter, Global Aviation, Strategic Aviation, Menzies Fuel, Menzies Ground and Innotech Aviation,” said Corrado. After eleven weeks on the picket lines, 700 baggage handlers and other ground agents at Toronto Pearson International Airport last month ended their strike against the airline Swissport. Employees represented by Teamsters Canada ratified the proposed contract by only 63 per cent and highlighted widespread dissatisfaction with the union`s agreement with the transnational company.
On 30 January, a provisional agreement was ratified for the renewal of the collective agreement for Swissport employees responsible for refuelling aircraft at YUL and YMX. MONTREAL — Swissport union members at Montréal-Trudeau and Mirabel airports have ratified the tentative agreement extending their collective agreement by 80 votes. ADM Aéroports de Montréal is pleased that the agreement between Swissport Canada and its union has been ratified by employees. This is the second agreement in principle after the first provisional agreement reached in December was rejected by 90 per cent of union members. When WSWS journalists contacted teamster offices at the local and national levels for details on the collective agreement, they were either given an overview or were generally told that the union was not publishing this information. The only “concession” that the workers seem to have obtained from the company is that the contract will last three years, instead of the five initially required by Swissport. The preliminary agreement was reached in the early hours of Wednesday, after a mediation meeting between the employer and the union on Tuesday. Subject: Update – Swissport Canada Employees` Preliminary Agreement accepts Swissport employees protest near Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport in Montreal, Tuesday, December 31, 2019.
Some 108 employees responsible for refuelling the planes left their jobs on Tuesday morning after failing to reach an agreement with Swissport. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes Mechanics, advancing at $27.11 an hour, receive an immediate wage increase of 3 per cent or 9.3 per cent over the life of the agreement. . . .