Members at Brink’s Canada Ltd. in Ontario and British Columbia ratified a new collective agreement that improves wages, incentives and premiums, and includes new advocacy measures.
“This new contract contains significant wage gains for these essential workers while also incorporating social activism with the creation of a Women’s Advocate position, and the additions of a moment of silence on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women and the Day for Truth and Reconciliation as a holiday,” said Unifor National President Jerry Dias.
The new four-year contract covers approximately 900 members, with 191 members at Unifor Local 114 in British Columbia and 730 members at Unifor Local's 27, 103, 112, 195, 229, 504, 598, 599, 1106, 1359 and 4266 in Ontario.
The workers include armoured car Drivers, Messengers, Guards, Turret Guards, Money Room Clerks, Assistant-Cashiers, Coin Rollers, Janitors, Rovers and ATM Technicians/Crew Chiefs.
During 2017 negotiations, Unifor aligned the contract expiry dates for the three units in British Columbia, Ottawa Region and the remainder of Ontario to combine the negotiating power of the 12 Unifor Locals.
“I congratulate the bargaining committee on working together to achieve the gains in this agreement,” said Unifor National Representative Tim Mitchell.
New collective agreement highlights:
- Wage increase - 7.15% over the lifetime of the agreement (1%, 1.65%, 2%, 2.5%).
- All-Off Premium - $1.50/hour worked All-Off, paid for all hours worked on an all-off run.
- Incentive Program –
- End of first quarter FT $600/year ($150/quarter), PT $.29/hour worked;
- Second Year increase by $200/year, PT $.39/hour worked;
- Third Year increase by $200/year. PT $.48/hour worked;
- Fourth Year increase by $200/year (total $1,200/year FT, $.58/hour worked for PT).
- PT EAP Eligibility - Part-time employees entitled to EAP and enshrine in CBA.
- Pay Equity process - parties agree to meet to discuss setting up a Pay Equity process.
- Creation of a Women’s Advocate position.
- National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women - one minute of silence at 14:00 on December 6th of each year in observation of the women killed in the Montreal Massacre.
- Truth and Reconciliation Day - September 30 added as a holiday.
- Safety Footwear Allowance - increase by $10 to $190 total to be used every two-years.
- Eye Glass Frames, Lenses, and Contacts - Year 2 increases by $25 to $375 every 24 months.