Laval, May 30, 2017 — Workers of GardaWorld Cash Services affiliated with the Teamsters Union ratified a new collective agreement yesterday. Over 90% of members who voted were in favour of the employer’s proposal.
Truck safety was the main issue in these negotiations. The fleet of trucks will meet higher safety levels, therefore giving more protection to the workers. Teamster members are also getting wage and benefit improvements. The previous contract was due on April 30th.
“I would like to congratulate the bargaining committee, especially Owen Lane who did a tremendous job,” said Jason Sweet, Director of the Armoured Car Division of Teamsters Canada. “The members stood behind their union which gave us the strength we needed at the bargaining table.”
Local Unions 419 and 879 represent over 600 workers at GardaWorld in Ontario. The new contract will end in 2021.
The Teamsters represent 125,000 members in Canada in all industries. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, with which Teamsters Canada is affiliated, has 1.4 million members in North America.
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Stéphane Lacroix, Director of Public Relations