IAM against Airport Privatization
IAM members met with federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh today in Toronto, to present him with a petition signed by over 6,000 IAM members.
The petition demands that the government not privatize Canada’s airports; something that is being considered by our present Liberal government.
By changing the current airport model into a for-profit scheme, costs will rise as they already have in places such as the UK and Australia,
where higher rents and fees became a reality once fully privatized, despite assurances to the contrary. The increased costs were passed on from the airport
authorities to the airlines and finally down to the passenger. We should learn from others’ mistakes and stop the privatization now!
The IAM is Canada’s largest air transport Union. Pictured above with Jagmeet is IAM District 78 Political Action Co-ordinator Jerry Jarosz.