Ground crew strike at Toronto Pearson Airport now over

Oct 16 2017, 2:42 pm

An 80-day strike at Toronto Pearson Airport has officially ended.

Teamsters Local Union 419 announced on Sunday that Swissport workers voted 63% in favour of ratifying a new tentative 3-year agreement. The agreement contains minor improvements on wages, benefits and scheduling.

“I would like to thank our members, mediators and the bargaining committee for their time and efforts over the past months,” said Harjinder Badial, Vice-President of Local Union 419, in a statement. “Teamsters will continue working to improve conditions at Swissport over the coming years.”

Swissport’s 700 ramp equipment operators, baggage handlers, cabin cleaners, and other ground crew workers had been on strike since July 27.

The ground crew will go back to work on Wednesday, according to the Union.

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