TORONTO, Oct. 19, 2017 /CNW/ - A tentative agreement has been reached between Brink's Canada Ltd. and Unifor, representing over 1,000 workers in British Columbia and Ontario.
"Bargaining teams representing British Columbia, the Ottawa region, and the remainder of Ontario worked very hard together," said Unifor National President Jerry Dias. "I congratulate them on obtaining a fair deal that includes a break-through in reaching a common expiry date in three bargaining regions for the first time."
The new tentative agreements cover approximately 260 members at Unifor Local 114 in British Columbia and 800 members at Unifor Local's 27, 103, 112, 195, 229, 504, 598, 599, 1359, 1106 and 4266 in Ontario.
The armoured car drivers and messengers deliver services to thousands of financial institutions, ATM's and retail outlets across the two provinces.
"Negotiations were tough but I'm pleased that the union was able to reach a tentative contract that prioritized the needs of workers," said Gavin McGarrigle, Unifor BC Area Director.
The master bargaining committee is recommending the deal to the membership. Details of the collective agreement will be released upon ratification, which will take place in the coming days.
"Unifor has negotiated a deal that positions our members well for the future," said Unifor Representative Mike Armstrong. "The union will continue to fight to improve standards in a rapidly changing industry."
Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing more than 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.
For further information: please contact Unifor Communications Representative Kathleen O'Keefe at [email protected] or 416-896-3303 (cell)