YWG & support staff reach tentative deal

YWG & support staff reach tentative deal

A tentative deal has been reached in a strike at Winnipeg's Richardson International Airport where about 150 unionized support staff, maintenance workers and others, who have been without a contract since June 2016, walked off the job on July 24.

The main hurdle in the negotiations had been a union complaint that some of the work by its members was being contracted out, a contention that was denied by the airport authority.

The prairie unit of the Public Service Alliance of Canada says they are recommending acceptance of the pact, and ratification votes are scheduled for Wednesday.

The PSAC says no details on the tentative agreement will be released until the members have an opportunity to meet and vote on it.

If the agreement is ratified, union members will be back on the job on Thursday says the union.

The main hurdle in the negotiations had been a union complaint that some of the work by its members was being contracted out, a contention that was denied by the airport authority.