A message to the travelling public from Swissport Canada Inc.

TORONTO, July 28, 2017 /CNW/ - On Thursday, July 27, 2017, the union representing Swissport employees at Pearson International Airport announced a strike. We want to reassure the travelling public and our customers that we have a plan in place to keep people moving in and out of Toronto. Helping you and your bags reach your destination on time is our number one priority.

Working closely with our airline partners and the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, we are bringing in properly trained resources to minimize any disruptions to travellers. So far, it is business as usual and we will be keeping a close watch to ensure that it remains this way.

On safety

Anyone working for or on behalf of Swissport Canada receives standardized safety and job-specific training appropriate to their roles. Our management team is actively engaged in the onboarding process because we have an obligation to our workers and our partners to maintain a safe environment at Pearson Airport.

On respect for employees

Whether long-tenured employees or new hires, we believe in treating all employees fairly and with respect. This is why our proposal to Teamsters Local 419 included compensation increases for all employees; equal pay for equal seniority; faster access to competitive group insurance benefits; and provisions to promote a better work life balance.

On our commitment to Toronto

We are dedicated to maintaining our presence in Toronto. Our proposal included a $7.4 million investment into our employees to allow Swissport to continue operating in a sustainable way and on a long-term basis.

SOURCE Swissport Canada Inc.

For further information: Leslie Walsh, leslie.walsh@fleishman.ca

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