25 September, 2019
For Immediate Release
Montreal, QC – “It often takes a second effort to succeed at anything, and in this case, it proved very true,” said GLR Michel Richer of the 40 new members at A.S.A.P Secured Inc working at Montreal’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. The new members joined the IAM in late August.
The new group includes 40 workers assigned to air cargo control and officers working at checkpoints at the airport. District 140 Organiser Nick Sifakis, who helped organise the workers added that, “We had contacted the workers in the past, but they were not ready at that time. This time they were, and they supported the IAM in a big way. The entire campaign only lasted 72 hours.”
The main issues for the 40 new members were better health and safety protections, respect on the job, and an improved work schedule. They will join many other airport workers in IAM Local 2309.
The IAM is the largest union in Canada’s air transport sector.
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Michel Richer, Grand Lodge Representative
Nick Sifakis, Organise, IAM District 140