Swissport workers have a new collective agreement

After a strong show of solidarity from the membership, including giving their bargaining team an overwhelming strike mandate, a new collective agreement has been ratified by fuellers and workers at the tank farm at Vancouver airport. 

The new contract expires in October 2024 and contains a fair wage increase with an integrated pay grid and improved hourly wages for all classifications, increased shift and training premiums, and an increase to the employer’s RRSP contributions.

The new agreement also fixes chronic problems with the benefits package that members identified after a change in providers. New provisions in the contract also include leave for traditional Indigenous practices and paid leave for workers who experience domestic violence.

The bargaining team would like to thank all the members for their tremendous support and solidarity during this round of bargaining. 

Approximately 50 members of PSAC-UCTE Local 20221 work at Swissport Canada, refuelling aircraft and providing associated services at YVR.