Thousands of Steelworkers members who work as security screening officers at Canada's airports are facing big changes that could take away their union.
The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) is risking the union protections of USW members who work as airport security screeners by changing how subcontracts are awarded to security companies at Canada's airports.
As USW members, screeners have fought and won many benefits and rights in their contracts that are now at risk. CATSA has not guaranteed that screeners will get to keep their union rights. If the change in employer takes away the union, USW screeners will lose their voice at work - their right to negotiate as Steelworkers.
News for airport screeners on how to maintain Steelworker bargaining rights at Canada's airports:
Best Guarantee - Sign a USW Union Card
Ensuring continuing union protection means that the best way for screeners to protect themselves is to sign a new USW membership card as legal proof of a commitment to keeping their union rights.
We need to keep our Steelworkers union contract.
If you're an airport screener and a USW member, here's how to get in touch with us.
B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northwest Territories (District 3)
1-888-879-2411 ext. 1
Sonny Rioux email@example.com
Quebec (District 5)
Luc Julien firstname.lastname@example.org
Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island (District 6)
1-888-508-8880 ext. 51225