Porter Airlines employees join Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union

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TORONTO - Some employees of short-haul carrier Porter Airlines are now unionized.

The Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union says 21 Porter workers have joined the 35,000-member union.

COPE says they're the only Porter employees in Toronto who are unionized.

It says the airline and the union are currently working on their first collective agreement.

The new COPE members are part of a Porter division that fuels planes and services and cleans third-party aircraft at the Toronto Island airport, where Porter is based.

COPE Ontario director Janet Best says the union looks forward to building the success of Porter and the quality of working life for the new members.

Organizations: Canadian Office, Professional Employees Union, Porter division

Geographic location: Toronto, Ontario

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