TORONTO, Jan. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Porter Aviation Holdings Inc. is issuing
the following statement after 22 employees of its subsidiary, Porter
FBO Limited, indicated they are going on strike as of 12:01 a.m.,
Porter FBO Limited provides services, including hangar and office space,
to its tenants at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. It also supplies
fuel to aircraft at the airport.
"Porter FBO Limited is committed to negotiating a fair contract with our
We're disappointed that the union has chosen to walk away from the
bargaining table and go on strike at the first opportunity, rather than
focus its energy on negotiating a first contract for employees.
We can assure all passengers and airport tenants that regular service
will continue. Porter Aviation Holdings Inc. has fully-trained and
certified staff and management to safely serve in these roles on an
ongoing basis. No Porter Airlines Inc. flights are affected.
Porter FBO Limited benchmarks its wages and benefits against both
aviation and non-aviation companies to ensure we are competitive and
will continue to do so. We also paid profit sharing to every team
member for 2011's results. Our full compensation package is
Our philosophy through these negotiations has been to treat Porter FBO
Limited team members as we do other groups, and we intend to maintain
this approach as a principle of fairness.
The support of our team has allowed the company to grow significantly in
more than six years of operation. This service-oriented culture will
also help us to ultimately reach an agreement while continuing
operations for our customers."
About Porter Aviation Holdings Inc.
Porter Aviation Holdings Inc. is the parent company of Porter Airlines
Inc. and Porter FBO Limited.
SOURCE: Porter Aviation Holdings Inc.
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