Minister Leitch congratulates parties on ratifying a new agreement for
employees at Toronto Pearson International Airport
OTTAWA, July 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie
Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women,
congratulated Servisair Inc. and Teamsters Local 419 on ratifying a
collective agreement for members working at Toronto Pearson
International Airport. The new collective agreement assures a
continuation of service for both the travelling public and commercial
cargo operations critical to our economy and that of Canada's trading
The agreement was reached with assistance from the Labour Program's
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, which provides dispute
resolution and dispute prevention assistance to trade unions and
employers under the Canada Labour Code.
Servisair Inc. provides aircraft ground handling services at 175
Teamsters Local 419 represents a unit of approximately 520 employees,
including groomers and ramp/ground handlers who perform baggage and
commercial cargo handling and sorting, as well as de-icing and mechanic
functions at Toronto Pearson International Airport. The bargaining
unit's previous collective agreement expired on November 30, 2013.
Over the last five years, more than 94 percent of collective agreements
within the federal jurisdiction were settled without a work stoppage
when the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service was involved.
"I want to congratulate Servisair Inc. and the Teamsters on working
together to reach an agreement, assuring service for the travelling
public and the maintenance of commercial cargo operations. I would like
to commend their ongoing commitment to collaborative labour relations
and their timely resolution of this dispute without affecting
operations at Canada's busiest international airport."
- The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of
Status of Women
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
SOURCE: Employment and Social Development Canada
For further information:
Office of the Hon. Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, P.C., O.Ont., M.P.
Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women
Media Relations Office
Employment and Social Development Canada
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