SUDBURY, ON, October 9, 2019 /CNW/ – Employees who provide security and customer service at Greater Sudbury Airport have joined the United Steelworkers (ETC) union. With union certification from the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB), UFCW Local 401 will soon hold proposal meetings, select a bargaining committee among ASP employees and inform the employer to begin negotiations on a union contract. These negotiations will affect more than 120 security guards at the Calgary airport. Calgary Airport Guards are employed by Ontario-based ASP Security Services, a company mandated to supply passengers and the public. ASP is a wholly-affiliated subsidiary of ICTS Europe, one of the world`s largest employers in aviation safety. A.S.P. won the contract in November 2018 to provide security and assistance services at Greater Sudbury Airport. 120 employees who are about to negotiate the first agreement: UFCW A.S.P. employees have decided to join the ETC to allay concerns about paying for their uniforms, health and safety training and licensing fees – costs that are often borne by employers of unionized companies. The next steps for workers are the creation of a bargaining committee and the continuation of a negotiated collective agreement with their employer. United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 401 is Alberta`s largest private sector union, with 32,000 members working in various sectors of Alberta`s economy, including food processing, retail, education, health, hospitality and security. „We will help our new members negotiate a fair collective agreement that reflects their hard work, the professional services they provide to the public and their contributions to their employer`s success,” said Warren.
„We are very proud of the commitment of these guards,” said Chris O`Halloran, Director of UFCW Local 401. „We are pleased to welcome them to the Local 401 family and are pleased to help them secure a first collective agreement recognizing their tremendous dedication and courage.” We are pleased to welcome them into the Local 401 family and are pleased to help them secure a first collective agreement recognizing their tremendous dedication and courage,” said Chris O`Halloran, Director of UFCW, Local 401.