Machinists Now Represent Toronto Pearson Airport Screeners

Toronto, ON – “This is a significant organizing victory for the airport security screeners at Pearson Airport,” declared a very happy Dave Ritchie.

“We are now representing more airport security screeners than anyone else in Canada.” The Canadian General Vice President of the IAMAW was reacting to news that the Machinists were victorious in a Canadian Industrial Relations Board authorized vote which decided who would represent the 1,624 airport screeners at Toronto’s Pearson Airport.

“We are simply ecstatic with the outcome,” said IAMAW District Lodge 140 Organizer Ian Morland. “I can’t thank our organizing committee enough for the hard work they put into this year long campaign. Now these workers have a union that will represent their concerns and be their voice in dealing with the employer. They came to us for quality representation and we intend to deliver it to them.”

The IAMAW also represents more than 1200 airport security screeners in British Columbia and Saskatchewan.

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