Airport Strike Over at Toronto Pearson (

The 80-day strike at Pearson Airport by members of Teamsters Local Union 419 is officially over. Swissport workers today [15 October 2017] voted 63% in favour of ratifying a new tentative agreement. The new 3-year agreement contains minor improvements on wages, benefits and scheduling. “I would like to thank our members, mediators and the bargaining committee […]

October 24, 2017

Battle heats up between Swissport and striking workers at Pearson airport (

Striking airport workers and fellow union supporters rallied at Toronto Pearson International Airport protesting Swissport’s treatment of its workers. “What we have here is a battle of the one percenters against the working folk,” said Brian Lawrence, president of Teamsters Local 419 at the Sept. 3 protest. Hundreds of people marched from Terminal 3 to […]

September 6, 2017

Pearson airport ground crew workers on strike (

28 July 2017 Operations at Pearson airport appeared to be running smoothly Friday despite a strike by about 700 ground crew workers. The workers employed by Swissport handle baggage and cargo, tow planes, clean cabins and perform flight operations tasks for more than 30 airlines, including British Airways, Air France, Lufthansa, Emirates, Sunwing and Air […]

August 1, 2017