Teamsters Local Union 419 and Inkas Security Group reached a tentative agreement at 2:30 am. The company’s 80 armoured car drivers and guards in Toronto had gone on strike at midnight, but returned to work as soon as parties came to an agreement.
Approximately 80 armoured car guards at Inkas Security Group in Toronto could go on strike at 12:01 p.m. on Monday, October 30. Workers gave Teamsters Local Union 419 an 89% strike mandate last week. Safety is the biggest issue for the union, along with wages and working conditions.
Workers of GardaWorld Cash Services affiliated with the Teamsters Union ratified a new collective agreement yesterday. Over 90% of the members who participated to the vote were in favour of the employer’s proposal. Truck safety was the main issue in these negotiations...
When talking about the armoured car industry in public, other organizations need to show more respect for trade secrets and for the safety of workers. Too much security information is being openly discussed online...
Wayne Garner, Assistant Director of the Armoured Cars Division of Teamsters Canada, took part in a telephone conference between the federal government and the industry representatives today to discuss safety issues in the armoured cars industry.
The Teamsters Union has taken note of an August 18th decision from the federal Ministry of Labour regarding the security model used at the Edmonton branch of Brinks Canada, which employs 215 members of Local Union 362. “Our local is respecting the decision but wants to make it clear that members have been safely working under a similar model for over a decade,” explained Wayne Garner, Business Agent at Local Union 362.
The robbery of G4S trucks in Longueuil and Toronto has highlighted the need for companies offering valued goods transportation to revisit certain operating procedures and decisions.
The Teamsters Union has been working for some time on identifying and resolving the safety issues in this industry.
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