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Toronto Airport Workers’ Council
Monday, December 2, 2019 / 5:30 am - 7:30 pm EST
Pearson Airport Workers Organize to Confront Neoliberalism
Contract flipping, dangerous work, tens of thousands working for over 400 companies in a highly competitive environment. The Toronto Airport Workers’ Council is at the frontlines of the struggle. Meet and learn from key organizers about how TAWC is transforming the lives of workers at Pearson and inspiring similar workers’ organizations for grassroots empowerment.
Pearson International Airport is Canada’s largest workplace with over 50,000 workers on the front lines of neoliberalism’s globalization of air travel: de-regulation, relentless cost cutting, falling wages and job security for workers across the sector.
- Sean Smith Airport worker, Mobilisation Coordinator for Unifor 2002. Representative with the Toronto Airport Workers Council.
- Jordan House Labour activist and TAWC organizer. Teaches social science at York and Brock Universities.
- Steven Tufts Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at York University. Spokesperson for TAWC.
- Paul Christopher Gray Teaches in the Department of Labour Studies at Brock University.
- Dan Janssen Airport worker who works full time as a station attendant, loading and unloading aircraft. Vice President, International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers Local Lodge 2323.
- And other Pearson airport workers.
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