On December 6, members of the Union of Canadian Transportation Employees’ Local 80807 will hold a rally at the Sydney/J. A. Douglas McCurdy Airport demanding that their employer negotiates a fair collective agreement now.

Chris Bussey, Regional Vice-President for UCTE’s Atlantic Region comments on the slow state of bargaining: “The other side just doesn’t get it; our bargaining team members will not accept proposals that see their existing working conditions rolled back.”

Some of the sticking points are:

  • the employer’s refusal to provide an Employee Assistance Program
  • the employer refusing to acknowledge that employees who are trained to fight fires are indeed firefighters

Sydney, NS
J. A. Douglas McCurdy Airport, 280 Silver Dart Way
December 6 from 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

UCTE Local 80807 represents over 15 firefighters/maintenance crew employed by the J. A. Douglas McCurdy Airport in Sydney, NS. They have been trying to reach a new collective agreement since December 2017 with the help of a provincially appointed conciliator.

For more information or to schedule interviews:

Sébastien Bezeau, Regional Political Communications Officer, PSAC, (cell) 902-266-8589