Media Advisory - Unifor to protest mass layoffs at airport

TORONTO, March 24, 2015 /CNW/ - Unifor will hold a rally at the offices of the Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA) to protest the layoff of more than 280 low-wage workers who service passengers who require extra assistance.

"The GTAA has a choice—it can give job security to the workers who service passengers with special needs and seniors, or it can toss them into unemployment," said Jerry Dias, Unifor's National President.

Unifor is accusing the GTAA of "contract flipping"—the legal but unethical practice of switching service providers every few years to minimize costs. Every time a new contract begins, employees must re-apply for their job and face uncertainty or unemployment.

WHAT: Rally for job security
WHEN: Wednesday, March 25, 10 a.m.
WHERE: Greater Toronto Airport Authority, 3111 Convair Drive, Toronto
WHO: Unifor airline industry members and allies

Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing more than 305,000 workers. It was formed Labour Day weekend 2013 when the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers unions merged.

SOURCE Unifor

For further information: Unifor Local 2002 Communications Representative Delia Gaskill at 416-802-3090 (cell) or delia@unifor2002.org


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