TORONTO–Unifor has negotiated a tentative collective agreement with Brink's Canada Ltd. on behalf of more than 900 workers in British Columbia and Ontario.
"These armoured car drivers and messengers continued to provide services to banks, stores and ATM’s to keep our economy running throughout the pandemic,” said Unifor National President Jerry Dias. "I congratulate representatives from 12 Unifor locals on uniting to negotiate improved conditions for workers across both provinces.
The new tentative agreement covers approximately 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.
In 2017, Unifor negotiated a common expiry date of August 26, 2021 for Brinks members in three bargaining regions consisting of British Columbia, Ottawa Region and the remainder of Ontario.
“Aligning our Brink's units strengthened our bargaining committee’s ability to address geographical inequities and other issues though a pattern and to continue efforts to raise standards in this rapidly changing industry,” said Unifor National Representative Tim Mitchell.
Details of the tentative agreement will be released upon ratification of the deal. Membership ratification meetings will take place in the coming days.
Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector and represents 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.
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