The Teamsters banded together for a common cause and today reap the rewards of their efforts…
CALGARY, Oct. 17, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Alberta workers of logistics cash provider Brinks ratified a new labour contract on September 18, 2014.
The new collective agreement provides for wage increases of 2.5% to 3% per year for four years.
Representing the workers, Teamsters Local Union 362 also negotiated a new pension plan, which starts January 1, 2015. The company will be making contributions to the Prairie Teamsters Pension Plan starting at $2.90 for all hours, along with a Health & Welfare Plan that is provided by the Prairie Teamsters Health & Welfare, which will cover all employees. This will make the Alberta Brinks workers the highest paid and provided with the best benefits in the country.
Several non-monetary clauses were also improved.
"The negotiations were tough but I am very satisfied with the outcome," said Lance Wallace, the Union Representative in charge of the file. "The bargaining committee and the workers banded together for a common cause and today reap the rewards of their efforts.
The new labour contract covers approximately 230 workers and will expire in September 2018.
The Teamsters represents 115,000 members in Canada in all trades. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, with which Teamsters Canada is affiliated, has 1.4 million members in North America.
SOURCE: Teamsters Canada
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