Airlines

Browse Teamsters Canada airlines trade news. Local union news about flight crew and pilots, catering services, cargo, fueling services, maintenance, security services, grooming divisions and more.

Servisair workers choose Teamsters

Laval, September 30, 2013 – Servisair’s some 700 employees, who work at Toronto-Pearson and Montréal-Trudeau airports, have chosen the Teamsters Union. The Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) had ordered the union allegiance vote after Servisair...

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...

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...

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.
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.

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...

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...

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.

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