Airport Screeners Rally

May 23, 2023 at
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Abbotsford International Airport Terminal 30440 Liberator Avenue Abbotsford, BC

Public rally to be held May 23 to support Abbotsford airport screeners

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – Still without a contract after two years of bargaining, security screening officers at the Abbotsford International Airport will hold a rally outside the airport on May 23 to protest their employer’s failure to resolve concerns over substandard working conditions.

The security screeners are employed by Allied Universal, a contractor for the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA), which refuses to acknowledge that screeners are struggling to survive on their wages and are dealing with subpar working conditions including safety issues, passenger harassment and unstable shift scheduling.

The security screeners are members of United Steelworkers union (USW) Local 2009.

WHO: Abbotsford International Airport security screeners, USW Western Canada Director Scott Lunny, USW Local 2009 President Al Bieksa, federal MP Peter Julian, and other supporters.

WHAT: Public rally to support Abbotsford airport screeners

WHEN: Tuesday, May 23, 11 a.m.

WHERE: Outside the Abbotsford International Airport terminal, 30440 Liberator Ave., Abbotsford, B.C.

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