August 2, 2018 at 10:15 AM
Following ratification meetings held on Wednesday, August 1st
, 2018, Unifor Local 2002 wishes to announce that a new three-year collective agreement has been ratified with the members of Swissport – Toronto. The agreement was ratified by 67 per cent, the term of the agreement is in effect until July 31st, 2021.
The new contract includes an increase in wage rate for Top and Off scale employees – year one 2.00% increase, year two – 2.25% increase, and the third year 2.50% increase, as well as a new wage grid for current and newly hired members. Members will see increases in Night premium shift (Article 5.04), along with an increase in premiums for the following positions: Lead, Flight Editor, Baggage, Ticketing, Training and District Chairperson.
A signing bonus of $500.00 for active full-time employees, and $250.00 bonus for active part time employees which will be paid in the last pay cycle of 2018. Increase in Sick Leave – after five years of service both full and part time employees will be entitled to five (5) days paid per year.
“I would like to thank our members at Swissport – Toronto for their collective action in ratifying in their new three-year contract. We believe this is a reasonable and equitable contract for our members and I am personally very satisfied with what we have negotiated,
said Euila Leonard, President of Local 2002. A big thank you to the Bargaining Committee for an excellent job navigating the challenging issues that arose at the bargaining table”.
The Bargaining Committee would like to thank the entire membership who took the time to attend the ratification meetings and ratified this new three-year Collective Agreement.
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Swissport (Toronto) Bargaining Committee
Antonietta Caicedo, Committee Chairperson
Agnes Kowalski, Committee Member
Zinnat Ramputh, Committee Member
Frank LaCavera, Committee Member
Igor Zrnic, Committee Member
Theresa Amicarelli – Assistant to the President
Euila Leonard – President Local 2002
Leslie Dias – Unifor National Staff Representative