Signature Flight Support workers in Toronto ratify deal

Overwhelming support for new contract: IAM
By Staff
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 11/13/2019
Collective agreement
The employees at Signature Flight Support operate the Shell Aerocentre and service private jets. Google Street View

Forty employees of Signature Flight Support in Toronto ratified a new collective agreement with the employer on Nov. 1 after the membership voted 91 per cent in favour of their new contract.

The new three-year contract contained a number of improvements, including increases to all entry-level wage scales with the ability to reach the top rate in 48 months, 25 per cent wage increases in each year of the contract, retroactivity on all wage increases back to April 1, sick days are now paid at 100 per cent rather than 75 per cent and improved job-description language, says the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), Local 2413.

The agreement also includes Improved contract language on transfers between job classifications, classification assigned to union stewards, notice period for shift changes and bereavement leave and a variety of enhancements, says IAM.

The employees at Signature Flight Support operate the Shell Aerocentre and service private jets. They have been members since workers at Field Aviation joined the IAM in 1956.

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