TORONTO – The 1,400 members of a unit at Unifor Local 2002 have reached a tentative deal with the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) after over four weeks of negotiations.
“Congratulations to the bargaining committee for all their hard work,” said Unifor National President Lana Payne. “This agreement is a significant step forward in securing improved working conditions and benefits for our aviation members at GTAA.”
The members in this unit are in 350 different job classifications, based out of Pearson International Airport in Toronto.
Wages and improvements to benefits and the pension plan were identified by members as the top priorities for bargaining.
“Despite the challenges, both parties persevered, working tirelessly to address our members’ needs and concerns,” said Unifor Local 2002 President Tammy Moore.
“Negotiations continued into the weekend, with both sides seeking common ground, a deal was finally reached late this afternoon, marking a crucial milestone in our collective bargaining process.”
The ratification meetings will be held June 14 and 15 at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Toronto.
Unifor represents 16,000 members across Canada in the aviation sector.
Unifor is Canada’s largest union in the private sector, representing 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.
For more information, please contact Unifor National Communications Representative: Jenny Yuen or (416) 938-6157.