Pearson airport workers ratify collective agreement

Deal includes improvements to job security, benefits, pension plan

Pearson International Airport workers have inked a new three-year collective agreement with the airport authority.

About 800 staff of the Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA), represented by the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) union, ratified the new deal on Aug. 16. Highlights of the agreement include wage increases of 2.75 per cent per year over the next three years, increased stand-by and shift premiums, consolidated group insurance and pension plans, improved dental and long-term disability benefits, and paid bereavement days. Airport staff will also have improved job security when it comes to contracting out, and improved protection for employees facing discipline.

The collective agreement will be effective until July 31, 2016.

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