After the Swissport Fuel Services management walked away from the table and filed for conciliation, airplane fuelers at Vancouver Airport are meeting with a federal conciliation officer and the employer June 21-23 in another effort to achieve a new contract.
“Our bargaining team is prepared to meet all weekend and we hope the employer is as well.” says Barry Tchir, Union of Canadian Transportation Employees Regional Vice-President for BC, “Our members deserve a fair, concession-free, contract that respects the value of the important work they perform at the airport.”
Approximately 80 members of PSAC/UCTE Local 20221 work at Swissport International Inc. in Richmond BC, refueling aircraft and providing associated services at Vancouver International Airport.
YVR fuelers are encouraged to stay in touch with a member of the bargaining team, show support in the worksite by wearing a sticker, and update their contact information via the PSAC member portal. It’s quick and easy and lets us keep you informed of the latest developments.
As the process moves forward we will continue to provide updates at the website and the UCTE facebook page.