Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Working conditions and pay for Airport Security among themes for Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Taylor Bachrach during Committee discussion

Taylor Bachrach spoke to Transportation themes as part of a
House of Commons committee session on Monday

The chaotic nature of passing through security at some of the nation's largest airports made for some discussion in a House of Commons committee session on  Transportation on Monday.

Among those participating in the session was Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Taylor Bachrach, who spoke to themes of budgeting for CATSA, the service which provides for security screening at the airports.

"We're hearing many frustrations, from the workers and from the unions that represent them, when it comes to screening officers at airports and some of the working conditions. We're hearing about, you know challenges with things like bathroom breaks, we're seeing extreme overtime and forced extensions to overtime, missed breaks, washroom access all of these things, as well as uncompetitive pay. 

And I'm wondering if the working conditions faced by screening officers and other airport workers is something you're concerned about and what role it is playing in the challenges you're experiencing in hiring more screening officers for our airports" -- Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Taylor Bachrach speaking as part of the Transport Committee in Ottawa on Monday

You can review those comments from the session as relayed by the Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP and the reply from Transport Minister Alghabra here.

The full committee session can be reviewed here, click on the May 30 session for the webcast.

Earlier this month the Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP raised concerns on aviation in the House, at that time, we outlined some of the current challenges facing those looking to travel by air.

Yesterday, some of those CATSA members working in Vancouver held a rally to press for their concerns with their employer.

Security screening officers at Vancouver's airport say they're underpaid and burning out
Vancouver airport screening officers rally to demand higher wages, better working conditions 

More notes on the aviation in the Northwest can be reviewed here.

A look at the work of Mr. Bachrach in Ottawa is available here.

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