Winnipeg Airports Authority and the Public Service Alliance of Canada are pleased to announce an agreement has been reached to bring striking WAA employees back to work. The agreement was reached after extensive negotiations on the weekend and was ratified by union members at a vote earlier today.
October 3, 2017
Late Sunday evening (October 1st), the PSAC/UCTE 50600 bargaining team reached a tentative agreement with the Winnipeg Airport Authority. The bargaining team is unanimously recommending acceptance and ratification votes are scheduled for Wednesday, October 4th. No details on the tentative agreement will be released until the members have an opportunity to meet and vote on Wednesday. If the agreement is ratified, our members will start returning to work on Thursday and you can once again use the Winnipeg airport.
September 7, 2017
Since July 24, PSAC/UCTE workers have been on strike to stop the Winnipeg Airports Authority from contracting out their employees’ work. They are on the line to protect their jobs. The union's negotiating team has attempted to re-start a meaningful negotiation but the Airport has doubled down on their efforts. This strike looks like it could stretch out because of the employer's poor decision-making, so our members will need your support. Contracting out won't fly!
August 23, 2017
Despite an attempt this weekend by the union to return to the table to end the Winnipeg Airport strike that has been in effect since July 24, the Winnipeg Airports Authority (WAA) is doubling-down on its efforts to contract out their employees’ work. WAA has been falsely telling the media that we did not respond to their last offer before the strike began. We did respond even though they didn’t like the answer but just to be sure, we attempted to re-start a meaningful negotiation this weekend and WAA’s answer was clear.
July 26, 2017
The members of PSAC/UCTE Local 50600 hit the picket line at the Winnipeg Airport on the morning of July 24. After seven days of intense mediation, the Winnipeg Airports Authority (WAA) walked away from the table at about 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 23. We remained available to the mediator until 3:00 a.m. and when no further communication was made by the employer, our members hit the picket line at 3:00 a.m. sharp.