Porter Airlines-Ramp Members have a new Collective Agreement

Porter Airlines-Ramp Members have a new Collective Agreement

February 19, 2019 at 4:30 PM


Unifor Local 2002 is pleased to announce that our members at Porter Airlines-Ramp Attendants have voted 81 percent in favour of the new agreement that provides an across-the-board wage increases and scheduling provisions.

"The vote to ratify this agreement demonstrates that progress can be achieved when our members stand united," said Euila Leonard, President of Unifor Local 2002. "Through the firm resolve of our Bargaining Committee, we worked through a series of issues to negotiate an agreement that offers our members significant improvements in wages and scheduling."

The new agreement comes after a 94 percent strike mandate from the membership and a challenging round of bargaining that led us to file for conciliation in November 2018. Unifor 2002 represents Ramp attendants employed at Toronto’s Billy Bishop Airport.

Highlights of the tentative agreement include:

  • Wage increases for each year of the CBA, dating back to April 27, 2018

  • Increased "Rate of Pay" for Leads

  • Extension to Recall rights

  • Improvements to scheduling language: enhanced Hours of work/ Shift trade / Shift Give Away

  • Increased Overtime banks

  • Ability to convert Statutory Holidays to Vacation entitlement

  • Additional Bereavement Leave

  • Joint process on complaint resolution, Discrimination, and Harassment etc.

The Bargaining Committee would like to thank the membership for their support during the bargaining process and at the ratification vote. Please ensure that you have subscribed to Unifor 2002's e-news at unifor2002.org.


In solidarity,

Your Unifor Bargaining Committee
Greg Hume, District Chairperson
Eddy Candia, Bargaining Committee Representative
Ryan Estiva, Bargaining Committee Representative
Gary Ellis, National Representative
Ashley Watkins, Assistant to the Local 2002 President



For more information, please contact:
Ashley Watkins, Assistant to the Local President



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