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Toronto Pearson screening officers vote to strike

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  •   06-17-2024  9:58 am
  •   Pax Global Media

Toronto Pearson screening officers vote to strike
Toronto Pearson airport. (Pax Global Media/file photo)
Pax Global Media

An overwhelming number of screening officers at Toronto Pearson airport have voted in favour of strike action.

According to reporting from the Toronto Star, 99 per cent of the 2,240 ballots cast (there are 2,800 Canadian Airport Works Union members eligible to vote) voted to set a strike deadline to “reach a fair and equitable collective agreement.”

The screening officers are seeking higher wages and better working conditions.

The bargaining process began on May 31 and is expected to continue until the end of June.

“We are committed to reaching a mutually beneficial agreement that addresses the needs and concerns of all parties,” Garda World Security Corp., which employs the workers, said in an emailed statement sent to the Toronto Star.

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