Limousine drivers at Aerocar Service in Vancouver ratify first collective agreement

Mediation broke down during bargaining: Teamsters

Sixty-five Vancouver International Airport-based limousine drivers employed at Aerocar Service voted unanimously in favor of ratifying their first collective agreement on May 7.

The bargaining committee endured many employer obstacles, including unfair labour practices, said the union.

“Our union dedicated itself evening and weekends building strength for our new Teamsters at Aerocar Service,” said Stan Hennessy, Local 31 president. “It’s no coincidence that this hard work paid off with a first limousine collective agreement in Canada.”

The collective agreement contains increased driver revenue, seniority (including seniority on all new high-end cars or SUVs purchased by the company), security language including no unauthorized deductions, wait time rates and improvements to general working conditions, according to the Teamsters.

During the talks, mediation broke down and the Teamsters gave 72-hour strike notice to the company, said the union, before a deal was reached. 

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