ASP security guards at Calgary International Airport join the union – UFCW 401

Calgary – July 30, 2019 – Security guards at the Calgary International Airport are the newest members of UFCW Local 401 after recently voting to join the union. Throughout a lengthy organizing effort, the employees of ASP Security Services remained steadfast in their resolve and UFCW is now certified as their union.

“We are very proud of the commitment these guards have shown,” says UFCW Local 401 Director Chris O’Halloran. “We are pleased to welcome them to the Local 401 family and excited to help them in achieving a first collective agreement that recognizes their tremendous effort and courage.”

With union certification granted by the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB), the union will soon hold proposal meetings, select a bargaining committee comprised of ASP employees, and give notice to the employer to start negotiating a union contract. These negotiations will affect more than 120 security guards at the Calgary airport.

“These guards provide an important service by helping to keep travellers safe,” says UFCW Local 401 organizer Saba Mossagizi. “Now they can count on the 32,000 members of UFCW 401 to stand with them as they seek better job protections and guarantees against favoritism and intimidation.”

Ontario-based ASP Security Services has been contracted by the Calgary International Airport to provide security to passengers and the public. ASP is a wholly owned subsidiary of ICTS Europe, one of the world’s largest employers of aviation security guards. To read more about the union victory for ASP employees, click here.

UFCW Local 401 is Alberta’s largest private sector union, representing 32,000 members working in the food processing, retail, education, health care, hospitality, and security industries, among other sectors of the economy. To learn more about UFCW 401 and its outstanding work, visit the Local Union’s website.

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