Tell the Feds to Help Save Air Transport Jobs!

300 workers in Montreal and Toronto are facing the loss of decent jobs with benefits and pensions. If together we can’t help they will be ‘lucky’ to have jobs that pay a bit more than minimum wage with few benefits and no pension.

Aircraft refueling workers at Toronto Pearson and Montreal Trudeau are represented by the IAM. Their union has unfair labour practice complaints at the Canada Industrial Relations Board regarding the behaviour of the employers and has applied to have Air Canada deemed the employer.

As the IAM was waiting for a hearing, the employers announced that they would be shutting down. In response the Union has applied for an interim order from the CIRB.

The IAM is demanding that the shutdown not be allowed to take place until the Industrial Relations Board has determined who the real employer of these workers is.

Please join us in demanding that the Minister of Labour instruct the CIRB to act on the interim order request that the IAM has filed. Together we can save these jobs. Send the Minister a message: let the CIRB decide!

Please visit the LaborStart page to sign our petition:

The Union Advantage Across Canada (Provincial Breakdown)

Canada’s Union Advantage

There were 4,694,600 union members working everywhere across Canada in 2013 – about 31% of the country’s workforce.  Those workers earned, on average, $5.17/hour more because their unions negotiated fair wages and work hours. Those extra dollars on workers’ paycheques stay in the local economy. They get spent at local businesses, where they sustain jobs, and support community services that add to everyone’s quality of life.






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