Our approximately 310 members at Vancouver Airport UCTE Local 20221 have been without a contract since December 2012. On August 27, 2013 the employer was served notice of strike action that is effective as of midnight, Thursday August 29, 2013.

The Airport Authority has tabled many concessions including language that weakens apprenticeship provisions currently in the collective agreement as well as create a two-tier wage system that would create a new class of “seasonal” workers.

We ask all our members to be prepared to use an alternative airport if our members are unable to arrive at a tentative agreement during mediation over the next few days.