Workers fighting for a fair contract at Winnipeg airport

July 28, 2017

Workers at the Winnipeg airport went on strike at 3:00 am on Monday, July 24 after several days of mediated negotiations failed to resolve core issues like contracting in and contracting out of bargaining unit work.

“We urge the Winnipeg Airport Authority to do the right thing and return to the bargaining table immediately,” said CLC president Hassan Yussuff.

The Winnipeg Airport Authority (WAA) walked away from negotiations after tabling its final offer at 6:00 pm Sunday, several hours before the 3:00 am strike deadline. The 150 workers currently on strike are represented by the Union of Canadian Transportation Employees Local 50600, a component of the Public Service Alliance of Canada.

“The airport authority has yet to table a fair offer that addresses issues like outside contracting of bargaining unit work. These workers are simply fighting for what is fair,” added Yussuff.

Workers have stated that their intention is not to disrupt passengers. While they are asking for people to make alternate travel arrangements, or use another airport if possible, they will not restrict passengers coming into the Winnipeg airport.