Ottawa Airport Screeners Denounce News of More Cuts
OTTAWA, Jan. 16, 2012 /CNW/ - New plans for dramatic cuts to airport security screeners at Ottawa International and other Canadian airports are being denounced by front-line workers, the United Steelworkers and NDP Transportation Critic Olivia Chow.
|WHAT:||Cuts to security screeners at Ottawa International and other Canadian airports|
|WHERE:||Parliamentary Press Gallery, 130-S Centre Block, Parliament Hill|
|WHEN:||1:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 17, 2012|
|WHO:||Ottawa International Airport security screeners|
|Ken Neumann, National Director for Canada, United Steelworkers|
|NDP Transportation Critic Olivia Chow|
New cuts to airport security screening services at Ottawa International and other airports will mean service delays and compromise national security and passenger safety, warns the United Steelworkers (USW). The USW represents security screeners at Ottawa International and numerous airports across Canada.
"To protect passenger safety and provide timely service, the Canadian Air Transport Security Agency (CATSA) must reverse these dramatic cuts in front-line airport security screeners," said Ken Neumann, the USW's National Director for Canada.
"These cuts are completely inconsistent with CATSA's supposed emphasis on national security and passenger safety, particularly at a time of increased air travel," Neumann said.
For further information:
Bob Gallagher, USW Communications, 416-434-2221, [email protected]