Ottawa Airport taxi dispute resolved

Drivers will work directly for Coventry Connections
||Last Updated: 12/16/2015

Unifor and its Local 1688 resolved the ongoing labour dispute with Coventry Connections and the Ottawa International Airport Authority.

Airport taxi drivers voted unanimously to return to work after the union and Coventry held an all-day meeting on Dec. 14 following several days of bargaining. 

As a result of the vote, the employees will now work directly for Coventry Connections. Unifor disbanded the former airport taxi bargaining unit and the drivers will now work under the Blue Line roof sign.

The union reported that full service at the Ottawa International Airport would resume immediately.

“This has been a long and difficult dispute and I am proud of the dedication our members have shown throughout,” said Unifor’s Eastern Ontario director Harry Ghadban.

“All of the members now hope that the company can work with us and put the conflict aside... We have to cooperate to face the many other challenges facing the industry.”

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