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Swissport Toronto

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.

New Collective Agreement for Edmonton Airport Security Guards

Banked overtime and wage increases are some the highlights of the new collective agreement.

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

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...

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...

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.

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...

Teamsters Statement on Trudeau Budget

Teamsters Canada is satisfied with the Trudeau Government’s third budget. The union is pleased that the government is taking small steps toward creating a national pharmacare program. However, the government should increase infrastructure investments in coming budgets, and do more to help Canadians through the coming wave of automation and technological changes.