October 25, 2022 – Armoured car guards employed by Garda in New Brunswick and Price Edward Island have ended their strike. Their union, Teamsters Local Union 927, secured a new three-year agreement ensuring that armoured cars will be adequately crewed moving forward. Adjustments to the crewing model must now also be voted on by guards. 

Garda had attempted to reduce crewing levels, potentially putting lives at risk. The strike forced the company to keep current standards. 

“Teamsters will never tolerate companies that put profits before safety. Where a company does not take reasonable steps to make sure their employees come home safely after their shifts, we will strike. Congratulations to the members, the bargaining committee, and Local Union 927 for holding strong and standing up for what’s right,” said the president of Teamsters Canada, François Laporte. 

Workers also won a 12.7% raise in the first two years of the agreement, and a subsequent increase in the final year of the agreement to match the yet-to-be-determined raise given to Garda armoured car guards in Nova Scotia. 

Teamsters Canada reminds armoured car guards to remain cautious and vigilant at all times.