An advisory to Vancouver Airport travelers

Servisair lockout causing delays. Call your airline or check

On July 19th Servisair, the Paris-based corporation using its subsidiary GlobeGround Fuel Services, locked out 21 workers at the Vancouver International Airport, after walking away from the bargaining table. The company admits the dispute has nothing to do with money. These workers provide fuelling services and calculate aircraft fuel loads to Air Canada, WestJet, and many other airlines operating at YVR.

Vancouver International Airport said about 40 flights experienced some delays …

“a higher number than we normally see delayed because of refuelling”

- Vancouver Sun, July 20, 2010

In an application to the Canada Industrial Relations Board, the company stated:

The following Servisair clients have reported fueling delays: United, Air New Zealand, Continental, KLM, US Airways, Cathay Pacific, American, WestJet, Air North, Air Canada.  There were roughly two years’ (worth) of fuelling delays.

– Application to the CIRB, July 22, 2010

A public service message brought to you by the Union representing the locked-out workers, the Public Service Alliance of Canada / Union of Canadian Transportation Employees.

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