Being the Frontline Workers @ YYZ we are still only getting $14/hr. We need your help!

Being the Frontline Workers @ YYZ we are still only getting $14/hr. We need your help!

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Dear Prime Minister Justin Trudeau & Premier of Ontario Mr. Doug Ford,

Firstly, we would like to thank you for your most needed actions in this unprecedented situation.

Now we would like to take this opportunity to present you with the hidden reality on  floor as we Access Control Officers (ASP Security Services) at Pearson International Airport Toronto are facing.

Being the access control officers @ YYZ, we are the front faces to interact with all the passengers and employees working at Toronto Pearson International Airport. The Airport Access control employees have been working for more than 15 years under contracted companies at minimum wages. We are the ones taking high risks facing international arrivals and trying to make the ends meet at extremely low wages. We do not even earn upto a $2000 after working 160 hours in a month. We really need your support at this time. Our bargaining committee has been fighting for wage raise since years and employees who have been working for over 15 years now are not even earning $15/hr. Furthermore, from past few years ASP also has contract with OSR agents, who are ensuring that our passengers are treated with exceptional customer service each day and are constantly helping passengers during this difficult period of uncertainty due to COVID-19. However, these customer service agents who are dealing directly with all the passengers are also struggling to meet the cost of living at minimum wage.

Where the average salary for Ontario security guards is $15.98/hr, here we are still risking our lives for a minimum wage, even after working decades the wage remains capped at $14.56/hr and the most new hires are on minimum wage of $14/hr.

Our skilled work is being conducted by Transport Canada and GTAA for the safety of passengers and goods to our country.During this Covid19 pandemic outbreak and always we remain the frontline essential Access Officers taking all responsibility and risks of our health for the sake of our country Canada, whether it be connecting families or making sure the medical or other supplies and goods being imported to our people. However, we ourselves are not even getting enough wages to support ourselves or families.

Finally, We all just have this last hope now therefore please look into this matter closely at this critical time.We look forward  hearing from you soon and hoping to see a change coming our way.

We shall not be forgotten as we really need your support at this time. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Yours Sincerely,
Access Control Officers & OSR Agents @Toronto Pearson International Airport (ASP security services)

 

 

 

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