Tag: Unifor

Unifor aviation members bring attention to working conditions ahead of busy holiday travel season

Unifor members in the aviation sector are rallying at Toronto's Pearson International Airport on Dec. 18 as a Day of Action for better working and travelling conditions. Low wages, unpredictable hours, multiple part-time jobs to make ends meet and harassment are just a few of the issues faced by th...

Unifor launches Air Transportation Workers’ Charter of Rights

Unifor has released its own Air Transportation Workers' Charter of Rights asserting that the actions taken by the federal government and airport authorities to solve travel chaos are not enough to solve the root of the problem— inadequate working conditions. "Our members' working conditions are...

Unifor fights Air Canada Jazz layoffs in Newfoundland and Labrador

Unifor is fighting Air Canada's decision to lay off more than 50 Jazz members in Newfoundland and Labrador as the company makes changes to its services in Gander, Happy Valley-Goose Bay and Deer Lake. "Unifor is committed to fighting vigorously for our aviation members at Jazz," said Unifor Natio...

Unifor Local 2002 members overwhelmingly ratify new deal with GTAA

The 1,400 members of a Unifor Local 2002 unit have voted 80% in favour of ratifying a new four-year contract with the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA). "I'm so proud of the bargaining committee at Local 2002," said Unifor National President Lana Payne. "This agreement is groundbreakin...

WestJet must ensure Sunwing acquisition won’t hurt Canadian jobs

Transport Canada and the Competition Bureau must consider that WestJet's acquisition of Sunwing may have a deep and negative effect on Canadian jobs, says Unifor, after filing a public interest submission to Transport Canada on Friday, July 22, 2022. "Unifor is concerned that, despite the promis...

WestJet and Unifor reach tentative agreement

WestJet and Unifor, the certified union representing certain WestJet airport employees at YYC Calgary International Airport and Vancouver International Airport, reached a tentative agreement on the first collective bargaining agreement between the organizations. Both parties now await the ratif...

Interference by US pilots association unwelcome in Canadian bargaining process

Unifor has said that they: "will not tolerate interference in our democratic and pilot lead bargaining process with Cargojet by the self-serving US based Airline Pilots Association Intl. (ALPA) making ill-informed public statements". (more…)...

Unifor welcomes Air Canada relief package

New federal measures aimed at bolstering Air Canada will help protect good jobs and is an important step on the road to economic recovery, says Unifor. "Today's announcement by the federal government is a recognition that aviation workers are pivotal to the Canadian economy," said Jerry Dias, U...

Unifor Sunwing pilots reach tentative agreement

Pilots represented by Unifor Local 7378 have reached a tentative agreement with Sunwing Airlines. "I applaud the leadership of Unifor 7378 for their grit and determination in fighting for a collective agreement that benefits our members during these challenging times," said Jerry Dias, Unifor Na...

Jazz Aviation and Exploits Valley Air Services oppose service reduction announcement

Jazz Aviation and EVAS represented by Unifor Local 2002 are disappointed with Air Canada's major reduction in services announcement. "Airline workers should not have to continue to bear the burden of this global pandemic's economic effects due to ongoing travel restrictions," said Jerry Dias, Uni...

Unifor calls on Ottawa to prioritize air transportation workers

Unifor is calling on the federal government to ensure any financial aid package for the air transportation sector emphasizes workers. "People and business have made extraordinary efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and the air transportation industry is no exception," said Jerry Dias, Uni...

Unifor reaches tentative deal with Air Canada

Unifor reaches tentative deal with Air Canada

Unifor Local 2002, the union representing customer service agents in call centres and airports, customer journey management and customer relations representatives have reached a tentative agreement with Air Canada. "Congratulations to the bargaining committee, who have worked tirelessly for more...

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