TORONTO, June 15 /CNW/ - CAW members at Brinks have ratified a first contract by 81 per cent in 13 locations across Ontario.
The 950 workers voted in the contract during ratification meetings over the last three days.
The new contract includes improvements to wages and benefits, with the extension of health care benefits to retirees for the first time.
"These negotiations focused on protecting historic gains, such as the pension plan and building for the future, including greater job security and representation in the workplace," said CAW President Ken Lewenza. "We wanted to ensure that the work our members do at Brinks is fairly compensated and that they share in the success of the company."
The deal also included a commitment by Brinks to create new full-time jobs and improved the scheduling of both full-time and part-time hours.
The deal was reached on June 11, 2010. The Brinks workers joined the CAW in October 2009.
SOURCE Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW)
For further information: For further information: CAW National Representative, Mike Armstrong, (cell) 613-882-4949 or CAW Communications, Shannon Devine, (cell) 416-302-1699