TORONTO, Oct. 15, 2017 /CNW/ - Brink's Canada is disappointed by Unifor's decision to initiate a formal strike for our employees in Ontario and British Columbia.
Throughout this process, the sustainability of our business and the protection of jobs have been our chief concerns. We have been transparent with Unifor about the challenges our company faces and the changes that need to be made. The terms put forward by Brink's Canada have been fair and reasonable given the current state of our business. Our proposal protects jobs and current pensions, offers future employees a new pension plan, and ensures that our workforce will continue to be deployed safely and efficiently.
This strike will have a serious impact on our business, especially given the behaviour of consumers who are increasingly shifting from cash to electronic payments. We wish the circumstances were different, but we are in a precarious industry with many traditional business lines in decline. A work disruption may have an irreversible negative impact on Brink's Canada's operations across the country and on the jobs those operations support.
Unifor has taken an inflexible approach that is inconsistent with positions they have taken in previous bargaining agreements with Brink's and our competitors.
Brink's Canada remains hopeful that Unifor will come back to the bargaining table so that our employees will be able to resume work quickly and we can continue to provide world class service to our valued customers.
SOURCE Brink's Canada Limited