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Members working at Swissport Canada have a new collective agreement

PSAC is happy to announce that a new collective agreement has been ratified by members of the Swissport Canada fuel services bargaining unit at Vancouver International Airport.

The agreement, which was achieved with the assistance of a federal conciliation officer, expires October 2021 and includes a fair wage increase and improvements to shift premiums. The employer has also committed to addressing members’ concerns around part-time workers, with binding arbitration to take place should the union and the company not reach an agreement.

The bargaining team would like to thank all the members for their support, solidarity, and mobilization during this round of bargaining. The actions members took in the workplace were invaluable and sent a strong message to Swissport.

Approximately 80 members of PSAC/UCTE Local 20221 work at Swissport Canada in Richmond BC, refueling aircraft and providing associated services at YVR.

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Swissport Fuelers and Supervisors groups Ratified New Collective Agreements

Swissport Fuelers and Supervisors groups Ratified New Collective Agreements


After  lengthy negotiations approximately 100 Members of 2 separate  bargaining units working for Swissport Canada Fuel Services at Vancouver International Airport have ratified new collective agreements, expiring in 2018.

Both the Supervisors group and the Fuelers group received monetary improvements with retention of their benefits packages.

These members are employed by Swissport at Vancouver Airport and provide fueling and administrative support, perform safety monitoring, and calculate fuel loads to most airlines operating at YVR. They also support the 2 storage tank facilities as well as the pipeline on the apron hydrants.

The bargaining teams would like to thank members for their support during a tough round of negotiations.



Barry Tchir Local President

Mike Garofano, Fueling Supervisor team member

Ron Chohan, Fueling Chief Shop Steward/Team member

Ravi Dami, Team member

John Alexandrakis, Team member

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Swissport Tentative Settlement

We have a Tentative Settlement for our

Swissport Fuelers and Supervisors.

The package includes monetary improvements and retention of benefits, further details will be available at the meeting.

Union Meeting

Ratification Vote

When: Saturday February 13th, Start time

10AM To 16:00

Location: Main Office Training Room


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