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News and information for PSAC members working at airports throughout BC.

August 12, 2013 - 12:00am •
A possible strike could cause delays for travelers arriving or departing from VancouverAirportin the near future, as workers represented by the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)/Union of Canadian Transportation Employees (UCTE) have voted overwhelmingly in favour of job action.“Workers at the airport voted 83 percent in favour of strike action last week.” said Bob Jackson, PSAC Regional Executive Vice President for BC, ”PSAC members are united behind their Bargaining Team and prepared to walk the picket line if necessary.”
August 1, 2013 - 11:55am •
Vancouver- Approximately 70 workers who fuel jet aircraft at Vancouver Airport have a new collective agreement.Members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) / Union of Canadian Transportation Employees (UCTE) Local 20221 working at GlobeGround Fuel Services voted Tuesday to ratify a tentative agreement reached last week.The three-year contract, which expires in November 2015, provides wage and shift premium increases as well as improvements to the language around hours of work, overtime, seniority, and staffing.
July 22, 2013 - 12:00am •
As bargaining between PSAC/UCTE Local 20221 (members working directly for YVR) and the Airport Authority ramps up, the bargaining team has prepared a series of issue papers designed to inform members around key issues at the table. Here's  Issue Paper #5 - Contracting OutIssue:  Bargaining Unit Work/Contracting In & OutArticle 39, 43 & Letter of UnderstandingUnion Proposal:
July 18, 2013 - 12:00am •
As bargaining between PSAC/UCTE Local 20221 (members working directly for YVR) and the Airport Authority ramps up, the bargaining team has prepared a series of issue papers designed to inform members around key issues at the table. Here's  Issue Paper #4 - Leave With Pay for Family Related ResponsibilitiesIssue: Leave With Pay for Family Related ResponsibilitiesArticle 12.10 (a), (b) & (c)Union Proposal:
July 10, 2013 - 12:00am •
A possible labour disruption could cause delays for travelers arriving or departing from Vancouver airport in the near future, as negotiations between the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)/Union of Canadian Transportation Employees (UCTE) Local 20221, representing two bargaining units at the airport, and their employers has slowed down.
July 10, 2013 - 12:00am •
As bargaining between PSAC/UCTE Local 20221 (members working directly for YVR) and the Airport Authority ramps up, the bargaining team has prepared a series of issue papers designed to inform members around key issues at the table. Here's  Issue Paper #2 - Flexible Hours.Issue: Flexible HoursArticle 27.10Union Proposal:
July 3, 2013 - 12:00am •
As bargaining between PSAC/UCTE Local 20221 (members working directly for YVR) and the Airport Authority ramps up, the bargaining team has prepared a series of issue papers designed to inform members around key issues at the table. Here's  Issue Paper #1 - Pay Administration - Green Circling.Issue:                        Pay Administration – Green CirclingArticle 18.05Employer Proposal: 
July 3, 2013 - 12:00am •
Approximately 70 members of Public Service Alliance of Canada who fuel planes at Vancouver International Airport have voted overwhelmingly to engage in strike action at YVR, should it be necessary.“Overwhelmingly is actually an understatement,” said Bob Jackson, Regional Executive Vice-President for BC, “Our members gave PSAC a 100% strike mandate.”
June 6, 2013 - 5:58pm •
On May 24th, your YVR Bargaining Team filed a Notice of Dispute under section 71 of the Canada Labour Code, and requested a Conciliation Officer. The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service has appointed Kathy M. Peters as the Conciliation Officer. View/download the correspondence below.
April 29, 2013 - 8:50am •
Your bargaining team met with the employer this week for three days. We worked on your proposals as best we could but found that the employer was only focused on discussing their two main proposals which we would categorize as major “rollbacks”. Specifically the apprenticeship program and the creation of a flexible workforce which would become disposable at the whim of the employer. It became evident on the third day of bargaining that we were negotiating with ourselves.

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