Thursday September 27, 2018
For Immediate Release
Toronto, ON – IAM airport security screeners at Toronto’s Pearson and Billy Bishop Airports have a new collective agreement.
The 2,300 screeners, members of IAM Local Lodge 2921, employed by Garda Canada, ratified the new three-year agreement Wednesday.
The new agreement provides wage increases consisting of a $2,000.00 lump sum payment for full-time employees and a $1,000.00 lump sum payment for part-time employees plus a 2.25 per cent wage increase upon ratification. They will also receive a wage increase of 2.25 per cent effective April 1, 2019 and a 2.5 per cent wage increase effective April 1, 2020. Other agreement high lights include:
- Effective April 1, 2020 an additional 5 cents per hour pension contribution will be paid by the employer
- Improved contract language regarding break times
- Improved contract language regarding payroll errors
- Improved contract language regarding Full Time employees where guarantee of full-time 40 shifts in the agreement
“It has been a long hard road to get this deal done and I am very pleased with this outcome,” said IAM Canadian General Vice President Stan Pickthall. “I know the IAM bargaining committee worked numerous long hours to bring back an agreement that they could recommend to our members. This agreement was reached with the full support and engagement of representatives from Local Lodge 2921, Transportation District Lodge 140 and the Canadian office of the IAM.”
The IAM also represents airport security screeners in Vancouver and is the largest union in Canada’s Air Transport sector.
For further information:
Ron Fontaine – IAM Grand Lodge Representative
Barry Barnett – IAM Transportation District Lodge 140 General Chairperson
Bill Trbovich – IAM Director of Communications for Canada
416-386-1789 Ext #31/416-735-9765