Refuelling supervisors achieve first collective agreement at Vancouver
International Airport, ending 24 day lockout by employer Servisair

VANCOUVER, Aug. 13 /CNW/ - Refuelling supervisors and administrative staff at YVR have returned to work, winning a first collective agreement after a 24 day lockout by their employer, Servisair.

The 21 members of UCTE/PSAC Local 20221 who supervise refuelling, provide administrative support, perform safety monitoring, and calculate fuel loads at YVR, were locked out by Paris-based Servisair, on July 19.

"Our members fought hard to achieve this agreement against a very difficult employer and I'm proud of their solidarity and determination," says Kay Sinclair, PSAC Regional Executive Vice-President, BC. "We know our members will now work as cooperatively as possible with Servisair to return to providing excellent service to the traveling public."

A tentative agreement was achieved August 10, ratified on August 11 and members returned to work August 12.

The collective agreement, the first one for this newly organized group, expires March 15 2012.

SOURCE Public Service Alliance of Canada

For further information: For further information: Patrick Bragg, PSAC, at 778-889-3486 (cell), website:

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