Brink’s Canada, Unifor Reach Tentative Agreement

Brink’s Canada, Unifor Reach Tentative Agreement

Canada NewsWire

TORONTO, Oct. 19, 2017 /CNW/ – Brink’s Canada and Unifor have reached a tentative agreement that would avert a strike in Ontario and B.C. We believe this agreement is fair and reasonable for both the company and our employees.

This tentative arrangement is subject to ratification by employees.

“Throughout the negotiating process, the sustainability of our business and protection of jobs have been our chief concerns.  We are pleased to have reached an agreement that will keep our valued employees on-the-job, maintaining critical service to our customers.  If ratified, the agreement will help to protect our position within the Canadian marketplace,” said Chris Parks, President & General Manager, Brink’s Canada Limited. 

Brink’s Canada looks forward to continuing to provide world class service to our valued customers.

SOURCE Brink’s Canada Limited

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Unifor reaches tentative agreement with Brink’s Canada Ltd.

Unifor reaches tentative agreement with Brink’s Canada Ltd.

Canada NewsWire

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.


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Solidarity rally to support college faculty on strike

Solidarity rally to support college faculty on strike

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TORONTO, Oct. 18, 2017 /CNW/ – A solidarity rally will be held at York Campus to Support Striking Ontario College Faculty on Thursday, Oct. 19th, from 12-2pm on York Campus. Held jointly by OPSEU 560 and the Cross Campus Coalition of Unions at York University, the rally will include speakers from OPSEU and supporting unions.


Solidarity Rally to Support Striking Ontario College Faculty


Thursday Oct. 19th, 12 noon – 2 pm


York University, Keele Campus (west of Keele St., south of Steeles)             

Meet at OPSEU picket line,

70 the Pond Road; York

 campus allies meet in

Vari Hall


The Speakers list includes:

Andria Babbington (Vice-President, Toronto and York Region Labour Council)

JP Hornick (Chair CAAT-A Bargaining Team)

Fred Hahn (President, CUPE Ontario)

Chris Buckley (President, Ontario Federation of Labour)

James Compton (President, Canadian Association of University Teachers)

Join us for a Rally for Fairness, Good Jobs and Quality Education.
Key issues include: 1) Fairness and equal pay for contract faculty to create job security and improve the student experience, 2) A minimum 50:50 ratio of full-time to non-full-time faculty to maintain stability and improve quality, 3) Academic freedom and a legitimate voice for faculty and students in the way our colleges are governed. Bring your union flags and noisemakers!

SOURCE Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)

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