Ground crew workers go on strike at Toronto’s Pearson airport

Published: 10:11 GMT, Jul 28, 2017 |

About 700 ground crew workers at Canada’s busiest airport went on strike Thursday night after they rejected a contract offer from their employer.

The members represented by the Teamsters union marched at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport waving picket signs and chanting “respect.”

“We’re hoping to have little or no impact on the public, Local 419 vice-president Harjinder Badial told reporters after the membership voted.

 The labour dispute could have an impact on some operations at Pearson, but the Greater Toronto Airports Authority earlier said it had a contingency plan in place in the event of a strike or labour disruption but did not provide details.