About 700 ground crew workers at Canada’s busiest airport went on strike Thursday night after they rejected a contract offer from their employer.
The members represented by the Teamsters union marched at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport waving picket signs and chanting “respect.”
The labour dispute could have an impact on some operations at Pearson, but the Greater Toronto Airports Authority earlier said it had a contingency plan in place in the event of a strike or labour disruption but did not provide details.
The GTAA posted a message on its website warning that the “labour disruption may affect some flights” The unionized workers are employed by Swissport, a company that services 30 airlines at the airport including large global airlines such as Cathay Pacific, KLM, Lufthansa, Air France, British Airways, Alitalia and El Al..
The Greater Toronto Airports Authority says it has a contingency plan in place to deal with the labour disruption by the Swissport workers. However, we should be prepared for delays and possible cancellations
Delmar is working closely with Carriers and Airport Terminal Authorities in order to minimize the impact on our Air Cargo, we do foresee some delays in regards to above situation and appreciate your patience and understanding. We will continue to update you on any changes or resolution.
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