HALIFAX, May 20, 2011 /CNW/ - About 260 airport security screeners in Halifax, members of the United
Steelworkers union (USW), will vote June 6 on a tentative collective
agreement with their employer.
The tentative agreement was reached Thursday (May 19) by negotiating
teams representing the security screeners and their employer,
Shannahan's Investigations and Security Ltd. Shannahan's has a contract
with the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority to provide security
services at Halifax Stanfield International Airport.
The Halifax screeners, members of Steelworkers Local 5319, previously
voted 97 per cent in favour of strike action to back their contract
demands. The screeners' previous collective agreement expired March 31.
Details of the tentative agreement will not be made public until they
are presented to union members at a June 2 meeting, said USW Area
Coordinator Lawrence McKay. A ratification vote will be held four days
The union's negotiating team is unanimously recommending acceptance of
the deal, McKay said.
The tentative deal calls for a one-year contract, to coincide with
expiry dates of contracts of unionized screeners at other Atlantic
Canada airports, McKay said.
SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)
For further information:
Lawrence McKay, USW Area Coordinator, 506-857-0999, 506-874 9240, firstname.lastname@example.org