Machinists Grow at Pearson Again!

Machinists Grow at Pearson Again!

Monday June 13, 2016

For Immediate Release

Toronto, ON – Construction Access Security Guards at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport are the newest members of IAM Local Lodge 2413.

“These people provide security at all vehicle access points to construction sites at Pearson International Airport,” explained IAM Transportation District Lodge 140 Organizer Sam Jabbar. “We had suggested quietly to Garda Security to grant us voluntary recognition and add these members to the Garda Access Control Collective Bargaining Unit. With the help of IAM Transportation District Lodge 140 General Chairperson Tal Rayat we met with the workers at construction sites within the airport about joining the IAM. Eventually the company agreed.

The IAM is the largest union representing security workers at Pearson with more than 2,100 airport security screeners and 160 Access Control workers. The IAM is also the largest union at Pearson representing more than 10,000 members.

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For further information:

Sam Jabbar – IAM Transportation District Lodge 140 Organizer
905-671-3192/416-875-8140

Bill Trbovich – IAM Director of Communications
416-386-1789 Ext #6331/416-735-9765

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